Idaho doesn’t have legalized sports betting but it finds itself in a changing world. Neighboring states like Oregon have moved on with their first legal sportsbooks. We look forward to see what sports betting Idaho could introduce in the future.
Idaho Top Betting Offers & Sportsbook Promos
NOTE: Online sports betting is not currently legal in Idaho. These are some of the big-name betting operators who could launch when Idaho legalizes sportsbooks.
|Sportsbook Name||Welcome Bonus||Potential retail sportsbook partner|
|BetMGM||Risk-Free Bets up to $1,000||TBC|
|Caesars||Free Bets up to $1,250||TBC|
|WynnBET||Bet $100, Get Free Bets||TBC|
|PointsBet||Risk-Free Bets up to $2,000||TBC|
|FanDuel||100% Welcome Bonus||TBC|
Potential Idaho Sportsbook Bonus Types
- Deposit match bonus
- Risk-free bet
- Free bets
- Reload bonus
- Parlay boost
- Parlay insurance
- Enhanced odds
- Profit boost
- No-score money back
- Loyalty program
Welcome Bonus (expected): Every Idaho online sportsbook will offer some sort of welcome bonus. You’ll need to be 21 or over and be making your first deposit. You can claim free bets or a deposit match as soon as you join up. You may also have to provide a scan of your passport or government-issued ID in order to bet online.
How to Claim an Idaho Online Sports Betting Bonus
Online Sports Betting in Idaho
Idaho has long resisted legalizing online sports betting. The state finds itself increasingly isolated in a country where over 30 states have some form of legalized betting.
There are explicit amendments to the state legislature (specifically Title 18 Chapter 38) that states gambling is illegal. The blanket ban on gambling covers casino games.
So, which online sportsbooks could go live if Idaho legalizes betting? DraftKings and FanDuel had to pull their Daily Fantasy Sports products out of Idaho back in 2016 after the operators were deemed to be in violation of state gaming laws. Neither provider has since returned but they both offer successfully-run sportsbooks in other states.
BetMGM, meanwhile, has perhaps the widest reach of all US sportsbooks. A BetMGM sports betting site or racebook is available in over 20 states in 2022, including neighboring Wyoming.
Idaho Fast Facts
- Legal Sports Betting Y/N: N
- Year Legalized: n/a
- Retail Sportsbooks?: N
- Online Sportsbooks?: N
- Mobile Sportsbooks Y/N: N
- College Sports Betting Y/N: N
Idaho Betting Markets and Sports
The Gem State has no history of sports betting but its residents will happily follow some major pro sports teams like Idaho Steelheads and Vandals. Idaho sportsbooks would accept bets on a wide range of markets, and college sports betting wouldn’t be out of the question.
- College football / college basketball
- MMA / Boxing
Popular Bet Types:
- Point spread
- Totals (over/under)
- Props (team/player)
- Correct score
- In-play betting
- 1st Half/2nd Half
- 1st Quarter/2nd Quarter
Sportsbook Regulation in Idaho
Currently, gambling in Idaho is overseen by the Idaho State Lottery Commission. Under current ID law, only charitable gambling is permitted. A state lottery has been running since 1989 and proceeds go to schools and public services across Idaho. At present, it’s not known whether the Idaho Lottery will oversee sports betting in the state or whether a new commission will be formed.
Idaho Retail Sportsbooks in 2022
Idaho currently has no retail sportsbooks. Seven brick ‘n mortar casinos are all run by four Native American tribes. It’s unclear whether Idaho’s tribes would be open to operating retail sportsbooks on tribal casino properties or whether future online sports betting laws would include the tribes.
Coeur d’Alene Tribe:
- Coeur d’Alene Casino
- Kootenai River Inn Casino & Spa
Nez Perce Tribe:
- Clearwater River Casino
- It’se Ye-Ye Casino
- Shoshone-Bannock Casino-Hotel
- Bannock Peak Casino
- Sage Hill Travel Center & Casino
Idaho Sports Betting Deposit & Withdrawal Methods
Online sportsbooks in Idaho will potentially accept deposits using an array of trusted banking options.
- Debit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover)
- Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX)
- E-Wallet (PayPal)
- Online bank transfer
- Wire transfer
- VIP Preferred (ACH/e-Check)
- Prepaid card (Play+)
- In-person deposits at retail sportsbooks
Idaho Online Sports Betting FAQ
No. Sportsbooks are not legal in Idaho and there is no chance of them being regulated this year. You must travel to a neighboring state where sports betting is legalized.
No. BetMGM Sportsbook has a legal presence in many US states but is not available in Idaho. We predict it will be one of the first regulated sportsbooks to go live in Idaho.
No. DraftKings pulled its fantasy sports markets in 2016 but could launch sports betting in the future if Idaho legalizes sportsbooks.