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North Dakota Sports Betting

North Dakota
  • Online Sports Betting Available In ND Via Offshore Sportsbooks
  • No Domestic Sports Betting In North Dakota Available At This Time
  • Legislative Movement Toward Sports Betting: Yes

Legal North Dakota sports betting has not yet been made possible at the state level, though the state has considered becoming one of the many legal sports betting states that authorize sports wagering through domestic means. If pending legislation is passed, ND players would be able to bet on sports through domestic sportsbooks, as well as, international online sportsbooks.

Overseas sportsbooks that are operating legally outside of the US are not prohibited by state or federal laws. This means ND players can freely wager on sports through these international sportsbooks without violating any US gambling laws. The sites you see recommended on this page are examples of legitimate offshore sports betting sites that are operating legally within the industry.

Is Sports Betting Legal In North Dakota?

While North Dakota has not passed any legislation to permit domestic sports gambling there are offshore sportsbooks available for ND residents and state visitors to use. Offshore sportsbooks are not illegal according to the state since the state has no laws directly prohibiting their use.

Offshore sportsbooks are outside US jurisdiction. This means no existing federal gambling laws can directly touch them either unless a new federal law is creating to block their access. This all means ND players can use offshore sportsbooks in the meantime without violating any state or federal laws.

North Dakota Sports Betting Bills

Four new sports betting bills came and went during North Dakota’s 2021 legislative session. The bills sought to allow both retail and online sports betting, as operated by ND tribal casinos. Each of these bills made it to committee before their death, which may indicate a growing sentiment of positivity towards domestic sports betting.

Lawmakers in North Dakota are eager, trying to push through sports betting in one grand act. While residents in the state won’t be placing bets any time this year, legislators have plenty of time to prepare for the 2022 session.

If you’re interested in viewing North Dakota’s sports betting legislative bills as they move and change through the chambers, our domestic sports betting bill tracking page is a great resource that stays up to date.

Best Online Sportsbooks For North Dakota Residents

Below is a table with the best available sportsbooks accepting North Dakota bettors. Our team of online gambling industry insiders put each one of these brands through our intense evaluation process and wrote detailed reviews with their findings. These sportsbooks are highly regarded within the industry and have been in business for years.

 Site NameCurrent BonusU.S.Visit Site
Top Rated #1 IconBovada Sportsbook50% Max $1,000USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
2Betonline Sportsbook50% Max $1,000USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
3MyBookie Sportsbook50% Max $1,000USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
4BetUS125% Max $3,125USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
5xbet logo100% Max $500USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
6sports betting logo50% Max $1,000USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site

ND Sports Betting Details

North Dakota's domestic sports gambling market is broken down below. At this time, offshore sportsbooks support the majority of North Dakota's sports betting scene. However, if the state were to enact legislation the following information would be updated to reflect that change.

  • Legal Sports Betting: Offshore Only
  • North Dakota Minimum Sports Betting Age: 18 years old (via Offshore)
  • Land-Based Sportsbooks: TBD
  • Online Sportsbook: Offshore Only
  • Mobile Betting App: Offshore Only
  • In-Play/Live Betting: Offshore Only
  • Estimated Revenue: TBD
  • Eligible Operators: TBD
  • Licensing Fee: TBD
  • Tax Rate: TBD
  • Tax-Funded: TBD

What You Can Bet On In North Dakota:

  • All betting lines, odds, and props for all games, teams, and players in North Dakota across all college and professional sports (via Offshore)

What You Can't Bet On In North Dakota: 

  • No restrictions (via Offshore)

Where Can I Bet On Sports In North Dakota?

Sportsbooks are not authorized to legally operate within ND at this time. However, neighboring states are considering domestic sports betting legalization and may provide ND players with nearby sportsbooks. Other options include using an offshore sportsbook to bet on.

Biggest Sports Betting City In North Dakota


There are no major professional franchises or well-known college programs in the Peace Garden State. However, ND residents can bet on teams from all over the country and the world. Betting lines are offered throughout the year and updated frequently to keep in line with the latest matches and fixtures.

Fargo is the capital and the most populated city in ND. The University of North Dakota is located in Fargo and students regularly participate in NCAA sports such as football, basketball, and wrestling.

Frequently Asked Questions About North Dakota Sports Betting

Will I Get Arrested for Betting on Sports in North Dakota?

If players wager on sports through unlicensed sportsbooks based in North Dakota they could be arrested by local law enforcement. We do not encourage wagering on sports through any ND-based venues or services because the state has not legalized this method of gambling. Rather we recommend offshore sportsbooks for ND players to use.

Are Mobile Sports Betting Apps Legal in North Dakota?

Not at this time, no. The state hasn't authorized domestic sports betting options in-person or on mobile. However, offshore sportsbooks offer mobile sports wagering capabilities that are allowed by the state.

What Teams Can I Bet on in North Dakota?

Since North Dakota has no domestic betting market there are no prohibitions for what wagering types or teams are not available to ND players. Offshore sportsbooks do not place restrictions on the types of teams whether in-state or not ND players can bet on.

Are There Any Local Sportsbooks in North Dakota?

No not at this tie since the state hasn't authorized domestic sports betting operations. We do not recommend betting with any individual or business which claims to be regulated or licensed by the state.

What is the Legal Minimum Sports Betting Age in North Dakota?

North Dakota has no authorized sports gambling market and thus there is no state-mandated minimum sports gambling age. Offshore sportsbooks accept ND players as young as 18. State laws may contradict this if the state were to pass its own sports gambling legislation.

North Dakota Legislative Resources

North Dakota residents interested in contact their representatives and politicians can use the following legislative resources to find their information and express your interest or concerns for sports gambling to them.

North Dakota Gambling Resources

Individuals who believe they or someone they know is suffering from problem gambling, we highly recommend hem to reach the NCPG Problem Gambling Resources in North Dakota which can provide local information on treatment services and options.

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