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Tennessee Sports Betting – Bet On Sports Legally In TN

TennesseeTennessee residents can currently enjoy mobile sports betting regulated by the Volunteer state. In 2019, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee let a sports betting bill become state law without his signature.

Tennessee sports betting can be enjoyed by regional patrons via domestic sportsbook apps and offshore sports betting sites that offer their services to the Volunteer State.

Read through the rest of our legal TN sports betting guide to find out more regarding the legalities of sportsbook sites, what options are available to TN bettors, as well as some helpful tips and tricks for navigating the sometimes rocky Tennessee betting landscape.

Is Sports Betting Legal In Tennessee?

Yes. Tennessee residents have multiple options when it comes to sports betting. The state features domestic mobile sports betting apps that are taking bets on now.

Tennessee residents also have access to offshore sportsbooks that operate legally outside of the United States. There are no specific laws forbidding TN residents from accessing or wagering on these sites. Offshore sportsbooks offer many betting lines for college, professional, and international sports.

Tennessee Sports Betting Bills

There are no sports betting bills circulating in the Tennessee legislature at the moment, but there is the potential for the state to add brick-and-mortar sportsbook options in the future. To keep up with future Tennessee sports betting developments, revisit this page often to find out the latest.

For Tennessee and all other areas of the USA, our sports betting bill tracker is the perfect place to read up on all the bills that could affect you in the near future.

Tennessee Sports Betting Laws

In 2019 Tennessee passed H001, a mobile sports betting bill that allows the state to license and collect revenue from domestic mobile sports betting. TN mobile sports betting apps were launched in November of 2020.

TN Sports Betting Legislative Hearings

BillDateDescription
HB26043/17/2020House State Committee Hearing
HB28443/17/2020House Departments & Agencies Subcommittee Hearing

Sportsbooks That Legally Accept TN Residents

Below is a table comprised of the best available online sportsbooks accepting Tennessee residents. Our selected brands have passed our intensive screening process that searches for several qualifications. Most importantly, each one of our selections is legally licensed and regulated by a respected government.

If you are interested in placing legal bets on sports online in the state of Tennessee, you can choose from the state-licensed mobile sportsbooks or these offshore sportsbooks that are legally operating outside of US borders.

For our readers looking for further information about the brands listed below, check out our US sportsbook reviews page where we go into further detail.

 Site NameCurrent BonusU.S.Visit Site
Top Rated #1 IconBovada Sportsbook50% Max $250USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
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2MyBookie Sportsbook50% Max $1,000USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
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3Betonline Sportsbook50% Max $1,000USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
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4xbet logo100% Max $500USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
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Tennessee Sports Betting Details

  • Legal Sports Betting: In-state Mobile, Offshore
  • Minimum Sports Betting Age: 18 years old
  • Land-Based: No
  • Online: In-state, Offshore
  • Mobile: In-state, Offshore
  • In-Play: In-state, Offshore
  • State Sportsbook Revenue: $13,244,908
  • Eligible Operators: DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, Action247
  • Commission: Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TEL)
  • Licensing Fee: $750K annually
  • Tax Rate: 20%
  • Tax-Funded: Education

What You Can Bet On In Tennessee:

  • Domestic TN betting allows for most major college and professional sports, including the NFL, NCAA sports, NBA, MLB, Boxing, Golf, NHL, MMA/UFC, and much more. Domestic sportsbook apps in TN do not offer live betting at this time. All betting lines, odds, and props for all games, teams, and players across all college and professional sports are allowed at offshore sites.

What You Can't Bet On In Tennessee:

  • US Politics, amateur sports, high school sports
  • Live betting odds

Where Can I Bet On Sports In Tennessee?

TN residents will have to choose between state-regulated mobile sportsbooks and offshore sportsbooks. While the state-regulated sportsbooks offer more insurance offshore sportsbooks offer more betting lines and other options that are restricted by state laws.

Biggest Sports Betting Cities in Tennessee

Sports Betting In Nashville, TN

Nashville is one of the best cities for music in the country, but it is also home to 2 major professional sports franchises in the Tennessee Titans (NFL) and Nashville Predators (NHL). Nashville residents and fans can bet on both of these teams through any of the sportsbooks recommended in this guide. Sports Betting In Memphis, TN Memphis is home to the Memphis Grizzlies (NBA).

The Grizzlies are unfortunately slotted in the Western Conference, easily the tougher of the 2 Conferences, so their Playoff hopes are not looking too good. However, they are strong throughout the regular season and worth tracking. You can bet on all Grizzlies games via a licensed offshore sportsbook.

Sports Betting In Knoxville, TN

Aside from three professional franchises, Tennessee is home to a notable college athletics program, the Tennessee Volunteers who reside in Knoxville and compete in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). You can bet on Tennessee Volunteers sports at our suggested sportsbooks.


Frequently Asked Questions About Sports Betting In Tennessee

Will I get arrested for betting on sports in Tennessee?

No. Domestic betting apps are legal, and there are no laws that prevent TN residents from accessing online sportsbooks offshore or within state lines. All federal and state laws are directed towards the operator and not the individual.

Are mobile sports betting apps legal in Tennessee?

Yes. Tennessee only has mobile sports betting apps that can be used to wager on professional and college sports from anywhere inside of the state. TN residents can also wager with offshore sports betting apps offered from operators located overseas.

What teams can I bet on in Tennessee?

Domestic and offshore sportsbooks that take bets from TN patrons have no restrictions on what teams sports bettors can bet on, but TN mobile sportsbook apps do not allow live betting at this time.

Are there any local sportsbooks in Tennessee?

Yes, but only via mobile sportsbook apps. There are no domestic sportsbooks that bettors can visit inside of Tennessee's borders.

What is the legal minimum sports betting age in Tennessee?

To gamble in Tennessee you must be at least 18 years of age to wager at an offshore sportsbook site. TN's in-state mobile betting apps require a minimum age of 21 to place a bet.


Tennessee Legislative Resources

Tennessee Gambling Resources

If you or a loved one is struggling with gambling addiction we urge you to contact the Tennessee National Council on Problem Gambling to seek help. Without proper help sports wagering could turn into a serious problem for some gamblers.

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