Tennessee online sports betting goes live

Online sports betting went live on November 1.
Online sports betting went live on November 1.

Tennessee is the first state in the US to launch an all-mobile sports betting market.

US.- Online sports betting in the state of Tennessee went live yesterday, meaning bettors can legally place wagers on professional and college sporting events.

Four companies are currently operating in the market: Draft Kings, FanDuel, MGM and Tennessee Action 24/7.

Bettors can place wagers on a variety of categories such as the outcome of a game, or predictions on which player will score first.

Sports betting was legalised in the state last year, and the Tennessee Education Lottery was assigned the role of regulator.

It’s the first state in the US to launch an all-mobile sports betting market. Casinos and racetracks are prohibited in the state.

Sports betting analyst Brian Pempus said: “I think you’re going to see people travelling into Tennessee from Alabama, Georgia. If you live close to those border towns, maybe you’ll see those license plates come over to a local bar or restaurant.”