Last updated: June 1, 2020
Status:Sports betting is not legal in Hawaii.
ETA: With no gambling of any type currently permitted in Hawaii, sports betting would require an entire betting infrastructure to be created from scratch. As a result, it could be a matter of years before the state is ready for sports betting, should it ever be legalized. .
Gambling of any kind has always been outlawed in Hawaii. The popular tourist destination has always sought to avoid any activities which could detract from its reputation as a family resort. As a result, the state has some of the strictest gambling laws in the US, with only Utah applying similar levels of prohibition.
Betting on horse and dog racing is prohibited and there is no state lottery in Hawaii. Commercial and tribal casinos are not allowed and gambling on cruise ships is prohibited once the vessel enters Hawaiian waters. Slot machines and other types of gaming devices are also prohibited. And you cannot even play bingo in Hawaii. In fact, the only type of gambling allowed is social gaming, where no money changes hands.
All forms of wagering are currently illegal in Hawaii.
No one at present.
If sports betting was legalized it is thought the minimum age of 18 would apply for wagering on sporting events.
Right now, you cannot bet on any sporting events anywhere in Hawaii.
There are no current sports betting operators or licence holders in the state of Hawaii.
At this moment in time, there are no operators offering legal sports betting in Hawaii.
It has been estimated by state representatives in favour of sports betting that revenue of between $20 and $48 million could be generated for the state.
The sports bill forbids private operators from offering sports betting, so no tax rate has been proposed.
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