Can you gamble online in Missouri?
|Horse racing online betting
|legal, but not available
DESPITE several attempts to move the dial on sports betting in Missouri, the state remains a desert to gamblers with another effort this year expected from state lawmakers to legalize online sports betting. However, there appears no immediate signs of breaking the legal impasse, so there is no offline or online sports betting available in Missouri.
And for those hoping that at least horse race wagering is available, the laws have restricted that to only on-track betting with no working race tracks in Missouri – the result being there is no horse race betting either!
The only legal gambling in the state is at land-based or riverboat casinos, with venues offering a wide range of slots, video and table games along with poker. Many offshore sportsbooks say they accept customers from Missouri but they are operating without a US license, and subsequently offer no consumer protection meaning there is no guarantees that winning bets will be paid out.
No legislation in place so there is no online or offline sports betting available in Missouri. There is the option of heading over the border to place bets in Illinois, with a thriving gambling market in the Prairie State.
Technically horse race betting is legal but the law states betting must be on-track and as there are no working tracks in the state there is no horse race betting; there is also no access to advance-deposit wagering sites.
No legislation has been introduced to legalize online casinos but the state does have a number of land-based and riverboat casinos offering a range of gambling options including live dealer games as well roulette and electronic gaming.
Missouri Poker and Card Rooms
There are no online legal poker sites available in Missouri but many of the land-based casinos offer extensive poker play and poker rooms.
Lottery Games in Missouri
The state lottery has been running since 1985 and is the most popular gambling options available in Missouri. A variety of tickets are on sale to entrants aged 18 or over at retailers across Missouri.
DFS events were legalized and regulated in the state in 2016 with the Missouri Gaming Commission overseeing events run by the likes of FanDuel and DraftKings. The only DFS outlawed is that based on collegiate athletics.
Missouri Online Gambling FAQs
What is the legal gambling age in Missouri?
While gambling is restricted in Missouri, 18-year-olds are able to buy lottery tickets and participate in DFS events. The legal age for land-based and riverboat casinos is 21.