Vermont is not a sports-centric state. They have no teams in any professional or collegiate leagues. Vermont has now made online sports betting legal, so maybe it will have a promising gambling foundation to build a sports betting future in the state.

Latest Vermont Betting News

Vermont online sports betting officially went live on January 11. OSB takes a look at the state’s entry into the legal sports gambling market.

Feb 7, 2024

Vermont Online Sports Betting is Officially Live

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Vermont sports betting hopes to go live by January 2024.

Sep 6, 2023

Vermont Sports Betting Hopes to Go Live By January 2024

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Vermont Sports Betting Update

May 5, 2022

Interest For Legal Sports Betting Exists In Vermont, But More Support Needed

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The Kansas sports betting handle in 2024 continues to significantly outpace the state's numbers from the same periods last year.

Jun 12, 2024

Kansas Sports Betting Handle Remains on an Upward Climb

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*Vermont has changed its stance on sports wagering, so bettors can work with the above bookmakers if they want to access the odds online, or with other prominent US-based sports betting providers like DraftKings, FanDuel, and Fanatics, which are all also available.

In January 2024, legal online sports betting officially commenced in Vermont at midnight on Jan. 11. Three sports betting apps, namely FanDuel, DraftKings, and Fanatics, went live at 12 a.m.

The journey towards legalization began in February 2023 when a sports betting proposal, Bill H. 127, initiated its course through the statehouse. Introduced by Rep. Matthew Birong, the bill aimed to authorize between two to six sports betting sites, also proposing an increase in the legal age for daily fantasy sports users from 18 to 21.

By May 4, 2023, Bill H. 127 had successfully passed in the Senate, bringing Vermont to the verge of legalizing online sports betting, pending further approval of amendments by the House and a signature from the governor.

On June 14, 2023, following the House's approval of amendments introduced by the Senate, Governor Phil Scott signed Bill H. 127 into law.

In December 2023, Vermont regulators released the sports betting catalog for the state, setting the groundwork for the upcoming launch in January 2024.

Daily Fantasy sports betting is surprisingly legal in Vermont. Recently , a bill was approved to allow in the participation and operation of DFS. About a dozen states legalized DFS as they recognized it as a game of skill, rather than chance and shockingly, Vermont was one of them.

Check out where you can legally place a bet in the United States.

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Can I bet on sports in Vermont?

Yes, legally you can go to avenues that you can take to bet on sports in the state of Vermont. Many states allow online gambling even, to combat the lack of gambling available in their state, but Vermont recently changed its stance on gambling.

As well as online sports betting retail outlets. There is nothing preventing Vermont residents from signing up at offshore or international sportsbooks, but we can’t say what the charges will be if one were to get caught. It would be hard to regulate for the state, but we can’t put it past the federal authorities.

A Brief Timeline of the Legality of Vermont Sports Betting

2024

  • January 11, 2024 - Vermont's trio of sportsbooks witnessed the initiation of legal action with the first legal VT sports wagers placed on this day. Notable bets included a $10 parlay on the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs, a $12.50 wager on Houston to win the AFC, and a prediction of Max Strus making over 2.5 three-pointers.
  • January 11, 2024 - Commemorate the launch of legal Vermont sports betting by exploring the odds for the NCAAB matchup tonight between the Vermont Catamounts and UMBC Retrievers.
  • January 11, 2024 - Legal Vermont sports betting officially started at 12 a.m., ET, on January 11, 2024. Eligible VT bettors now have access to three online sportsbooks — FanDuel, DraftKings, and Fanatics Sportsbook.
  • January 10, 2024 -  Brad Senkiw, representing Covers, offers a detailed overview of everything you need to know ahead of Vermont's legal sports betting launch scheduled for tomorrow.

2023

  • December 19, 2023 - Geoff Zochodne, a member of the Covers team, explains the rationale behind Vermont's selection of specific online sports betting sites, despite being approved to issue legal operating licenses to two additional operators.
  • December 18, 2023 - Vermont's Board of Liquor and Lottery unveils the state's sports betting catalog in anticipation of the January 11, 2024 launch, featuring a diverse selection of more than 70 sports.

Vermont Sports Betting Legalization Timeline

2018-2019

In 2018, the Supreme Court's PASPA decision made it possible for Vermont to legalize and tax sports betting in the state. That same year, there was no significant effort o legalize sports betting.

However, in 2019, we saw our first big push. Representative Thomas Burditt introduced HB 484. It would have opened up online and retail betting across the state, delegating regulatory authority to the Board of Liquor and Lottery. This bill was barely touched on during the session.

2020

Because the direct route to legalization proved so difficult, proponents have come up with a creative route. Perhaps those dragging their feet need to have some further evidence to convince them.

Senator Michael Sirotkin introduced S 59. This bill was approved by the Senate and would create a commission to study the possibility of legalizing sports betting in the state. We will see if it passes the House, and then we will have to wait for the results of its study.

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2023

February 2023: A sports betting proposal begins to move through the statehouse. The bill (H. 127), introduced by Rep. Matthew Birong, would authorize between two to six sports betting sites. HB 127 would also move the legal age for daily fantasy sports users from 18 to 21.

May 4, 2023: Bill H127 passes in the Senate, meaning the state is on the precipice of legalizing online sports betting pending another approval of the amendments by the House and a signature from the governor.

June 14, 2023: After the House approved amendments made to Bill H127 by the Senate, Gov. Phil Scott signs the bill into law.

December 2023: Vermont regulators release the sports betting catalog for the state.

2024

Legal, online sports betting officially launches in Vermont at midnight on Jan. 11, 2024; three sports betting apps—FanDuel, DraftKings, and Fanatics—go live at 12 a.m.

Top Online Sportsbooks for Betting in Vermont

If you are indeed looking to sign up at an online sportsbook, we have a list of online sportsbook reviews that take some of the guesswork out of finding a sportsbook. Check out our sportsbook reviews to find a sportsbook that meets your individual needs and sign up at your discretion.

Ensure you do plenty of research and select a sportsbook that has a sterling reputation if you are intending to bet on sports from Vermont.

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