Can you gamble online in Oklahoma?
|Horse racing online betting
|Only on land-based tribal lands
DESPITE concerted efforts by the governor, the bad news for gamblers in Oklahoma is there is currently no sports betting available in the state, either online or at land-based venues.
Like many parts of the US, the governor’s power is counteracted by state laws, which has led to an effective stalemate preventing sports betting. The indications are that sports betting isn’t too far away, but for now gamblers must sit tight and wait for some movement in the legislation.
The present situation sees horse race betting, the state lottery, and the state’s hundred-plus land-based casinos, offering a variety of slots, roulette and a number of table games for players from across Oklahoma. Many offshore sportsbooks say they accept customers from Oklahoma, but they are operating without a US license, and as such offer no consumer protection with no guarantees that winning bets will be paid out.
No online or land-based sports betting is available but a provisional agreement has been reached with two of the native tribes to offer a sportsbook, but that has yet to be approved.
There is live horse racing at three tracks in the state, all offering on-track betting facilities as well as simulcast betting from tracks across the US. There are also locations offering off-course betting in the state and you can bet online through advance-deposit wagering sites such as TwinSpires and TVG.
There are currently no online casino options in Oklahoma but there are many in-person tribal casinos offering slots, roulette, and a variety of table games for visitors.
Oklahoma Poker and Card Rooms
Online poker is outlawed in the state but there are a range of live dealer options along with video poker games available at the state’s land-based casinos.
Lottery in Oklahoma
The state lottery dates back to 2005 and offers a variety of different games, with tickets sales open to anyone aged 18 or over. There is currently no online purchasing available.
Daily fantasy sports events are available to residents but they are not officially legal in Oklahoma, but games run by the likes of DraftKings and FanDuel are open to state entries.
Online Gambling FAQs
Is Online Gambling Legal in Oklahoma?
Despite boasting the second highest number of casinos in the US after Nevada, sports betting is still unavailable in Oklahoma at land-based venues or online. The state’s 140-plus casinos come under the jurisdiction of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association.
Where in OK can I get help with problem gambling?
Gambling can become a problem for some people, especially if they are betting more money than they can afford. If you have any issues with your gambling, or a friend or relative is struggling to cope, helps is available. For details see Oklahoma – National Council on Problem Gambling (ncpgambling.org).