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Vermont Top Sportsbooks & Betting Bonuses

Vermont online sportsbooks are not live and sports betting remains legal in the Green Mountain State. However, there could be the first signs in 2023 that lawmakers want to update old gambling laws.  

The Vermont House passed sports betting bill H127, and the Senate made some changes before passing the bill on to Governor Phil Scott for a signature. If passed, the timeline for sports betting could see an early 2024 launch.

It is exciting times in the Green Mountain State.

Vermont Top Betting Offers & Sportsbook Promos

*NOTE: Online sportsbooks are not legal in Vermont. These are some of the big-name operators we expect to launch in Vermont with bonuses and apps. 

Sportsbook NameWelcome BonusRetail sportsbook partner
DraftKings100% deposit match bonusN/A
FanDuelRisk-Free Bet up to $1,000N/A
Caesars SportsbookFree bets up to $1,250N/A
WynnBETBet & Get Free BetN/A
BetMGMRisk-Free Bet up to $1,000N/A

Claim a Sports Betting Bonus in Vermont

You’ll be able to claim a welcome bonus when you open a Vermont sportsbook account. Minimum age requirements must be met and you may have to provide a scan of your photo ID for verification purposes.
Claim Sports Betting Bonus Step 2
Step 2
Open an Account
Complete the signup form with personal details like your name, address, and date of birth. Upload a scan of your photo ID if required. You may also need to click on a confirmation email to complete the process.
Claim Sports Betting Bonus. Step 3
Step 3
Provide Bonus Code
Read terms and conditions, and wagering requirements apply. Enter a promo code in the box provided.
How to claim Sports Betting Bonus. Step 4
Step 4
Deposit and Bet
Log on and make a first deposit to trigger your welcome bonus. Get your free bets!

Online Sportsbook Bonus Types in Vermont

Once Vermont sportsbooks go live, they will offer some interesting bonuses for all players. 

  • Welcome bonus
  • Deposit match bonus
  • Free bets
  • Risk-free bets
  • Enhanced odds on selected markets
  • Profit boost
  • Parlay boost
  • Parlay insurance
  • Loyalty scheme

Vermont is currently one of 14 US states not to offer legal sports betting in the country, but as stated above, that could be changing shortly. The Green Mountain State finds itself lagging behind nearby states like Massachusetts and New York who both have sportsbook laws. 

Despite tentative steps in recent years to examine sports betting legislation, Vermont gamblers–for now–must cross state borders if they want to gamble online.

Government Committee Recommends Sports Betting For Vermont

A committee organized by the Vermont state legislature has come back with a recommendation that the state legalize sports betting.

The 2022 Sports Betting Committee unanimously found that a legal and regulated sports betting market could provide additional revenue for the state coffers. However, there was no estimate provided on how much that amount might be.

A draft report provided by the committee went on to suggest that legal sports betting products regulated by the state would be providing a much safer and more secure marketplace for those in Vermont who were choosing to participate in sports betting. As well, the report went on to recommend that a portion of the proceeds from sports betting be set aside specifically for the cause of providing help and resources to problem gamblers in the state.

The recommendation of the committee is that the Vermont Department of Mental Health administer these problem gambling services, as well as conduct studies into the impact of problem gambling. 

State lawmakers established the 2022 Sports Betting Committee earlier this year to study the feasibility of legal and regulated sports betting in the state. Vermont lawmakers are of the belief that illegal online sports betting through the unregulated gray market is already prevalent within the state.

The committee has held several meetings on the matter since first being organized in April of this year, and even held a public hearing about the issue. They are of the belief that the best course Vermont could take would be to legalize both retail and online sports betting state-wide. 

Other than the lottery, currently, there is no legal and regulated gambling of any kind in the state of Vermont, not even casinos or racetracks. The recommendation of the committee is that the state’s Department of Liquor and Lottery be the regulator of sports betting in Vermont. A bidding process for sports betting licenses would be opened up for private operators to apply. 

Vermont Fast Facts:

Legal Sports Betting Y/N: No
Year Legalized: N/A
Retail Sportsbooks Y/N: No
Online Sportsbooks Y/N: No
Mobile Sportsbooks Y/N: No
College Sports Betting Y/N: No

Betting Markets and Sports

Vermont sportsbooks would accept wagers on a range of pro sports. Most recent attempts to legalize sports betting in Vermont would put a ban on college sports gambling if games took place in the state. 

Popular Sports: 

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Hockey
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Soccer
  • e-Sports
  • MMA
  • Boxing
  • Motorsports
  • Rugby

Popular Betting Markets

  • Moneyline
  • Point spread
  • Totals (over/under)
  • Correct score
  • Team props
  • Game props
  • In-play betting

Sportsbook Regulation in Vermont

Changing sports betting legislation in Vermont has been a long and laborious process. Currently, gamblers in Vermont must travel across the state’s borders to neighboring states which have more favorable gambling laws. Massachusetts to the south has legalized sports betting in 2022, as has New York to the west. 

A study bill – S 59 – was introduced in Vermont back in 2020 and was approved by the House. Ultimately, the bill failed but a revised bill – S 77 – was introduced in 2021. Sports betting would be offered via the state’s lottery (VT Lottery). In addition, up to six mobile sportsbook providers would be given licenses. 

Vermont Considering Legalizing Sports Betting

Deposits & Withdrawal Options in Vermont

Online sportsbooks in Vermont will accept deposits via a range of trusted payment options. You may be able to deposit in person if retail sportsbooks eventually open. 

  • Visa 
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Play+ prepaid card
  • PayPal
  • PayNearMe
  • VIP Preferred (ACH/e-Check)
  • Online bank transfer
  • In-person deposits (if retail sportsbooks are legal)

Vermont Sports Betting FAQ

Is sports betting legal in Vermont? 

No. Currently, there are no sports betting laws in Vermont. However, recent plans have included regulating mobile sportsbooks. 

Are there retail sportsbooks Vermont?

No. Vermont doesn’t currently have retail sportsbooks or brick ‘n mortar casinos to house them. Vermont sports betting laws may liberalize the rules on land-based casinos and sportsbooks. 

Is DraftKings legal in Vermont?

DraftKings does not offer a sportsbook or DFS site in Vermont. The major gambling operator will likely launch services in Vermont if gambling laws are introduced.