This is the question we get a lot from our readers: When can we bet on sports in Texas? Legalizing sports betting is quite a long road that each state has to walk through, but in Texas, the road is going to be quite long, and uphill too. The irony is not quite lost on those who are in the pay per head bookie industry. After all, Texas is probably the top state when it comes to football. You have a massive fan base of very passionate sports fans, and football is the most popular in the Lone Star state.
So, if you have a lot of sports fans, why is there no sports betting in the state? Its very simple, really. There is no law that legalizes sports betting in Texas, and efforts to do so have been thwarted by those who are against it. Texas is known for having a very stern anti-gambling stance. But given how profitable sports betting is, we should be seeing more gambling products in Texas in our betting directory.
Bet on Sports in Texas
If Texas does legalize sports betting, residents will gain a wide array of sports betting products that you can see in the best bookie software. Of course, it will depend on what will be permitted under the law. For instance, some states allow for betting on any sport. Some, however, tend to place restrictions on college sports betting. Some states are somewhat in between, offering sports betting for college level sports, but bans wagering on local schools or local games.
The state can also choose to restrict the types of wagers that Texans can place, but this is rare. Ideally, you will want to be able to place wagers on any type, from the moneyline, to teasers and prop bets. Another point of contention that most states grapple with is the ability to place bets online. Some states offer retail only or online only betting markets. However, the most successful sports betting markets are always those that offer online sports betting.