Tennessee Sports Betting 2020

Last Updated: Aug 18th, 2020
Tennessee legalized sports betting, but just wagering online. Bookmakers are now scrambling to tap into the state’s bettors. There’ll be sites and apps released for betting on sports soon and we’ll be bringing the latest on the best of them.

Tennessee Sportsbook Locations

There are absolutely no physical sportsbook locations in Tennessee. The state’s sports betting provision permits online-only betting, which is expected by early 2020.

Tennessee doesn’t have any casinos within its borders and there are definitely no physical sportsbooks. Because of this, there will be no physical locations where you can bet on sports. This means you’ll have to connect to a sportsbook’s online platform if you want to bet.

Very much a conservative southern state, Tennessee has outlawed almost all forms of gambling for a very long time. That’s why state residents that are interested in gaming somewhere have been crossing into other states for a chance at winning real money.

The only thing close to gaming the state has permitted in the past has been solely for the purposes of raising money for charity. Now that there’s a way to bet on sports anytime from anywhere in the state, all that has changed for residents of the Volunteer State.

Although online betting sites and apps aren’t available at the moment, we can already see who’ll win Tennessee’s bet on legal sports betting. Big-name bookmakers that include FanDuel Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook and William Hill have their eye on bettors in the state.

Anyone in Tennessee that’s above 21 can bet from their computer or smartphone anytime. Only time can tell what sportsbooks will emerge so you can find the best betting sites and apps in Tennessee. We’re excited to see this new market for online gaming open up.

With sports betting now legal, Tennessee is on its way to being home of some of the best sportsbooks in the country. Enacted in Spring of 2019, there’s still some work to do until you can bet online with desktop browsers or apps while located in the state.

Although there’s no certainty on which brands will provide people in the state with digital ways to bet, we do know what’s happened in other states. Several companies have emerged as the top sports betting brands in the country.

Below, you’ll find a list of all the bookies we suspect will soon be offering online sports betting platforms in Tennessee:

  • William Hill
  • Caesars
  • playMGM
  • DraftKings Sportsbook
  • Fanduel Sportsbook
  • PointsBet
  • Bet365
  • 888
  • BetAmerica

Gambling in Tennessee Timeline


Tennessee passes a sports wagering bill approving of online-only sports betting. The bill was an unprecedented measure for the traditionally conservative state. Gov. Lee is not a fan of gambling but does let the bill become law without his signature.


The state legislature officially legalizes Daily Fantasy Sports in Tennessee.


The Tennessee legislature passes a measure permitting charity gambling to raise funds to assist with food relief.


Tennessee introduces the Education Lottery, which sends all of its profits to the development of education within the state.


The State General Assembly passes a law to ban all forms of gambling in Tennessee, which includes betting on horse racing.


Tennessee holds its first official horse race in Gallatin, sparking a flourishing culture of horse betting in Tennessee that lasted over a century.