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States with legal real-money online casinos include Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Almost everywhere else in the US can play casino-style games like slots and blackjack at sweepstakes and social casinos like WOW Vegas and Chumba. The only state with no access to any form of online casino gaming is Washington, which doesn’t allow real-money or sweepstakes gaming like Vegas Gems Sweeps Casino.

Take a look at our comprehensive guide to legal online casinos in the US to ensure you’re only playing at safe, legitimate, and licensed sites and apps.

Full List of Legal Online Casinos in the US

Check out our complete list of every licensed, real money online casino legally available to US players.

Online CasinoStates Available
Bally CasinoNJ & PA
Bally's Dover OnlineDE
Bet365 CasinoNJ
BetMGM CasinoMI, NJ, PA & WV
BetParx CasinoNJ, PA
BetRivers CasinoMI, NJ, PA & WV
Betway CasinoNJ & PA
Borgata CasinoNJ & PA
Caesars Palace Online CasinoMI, NJ, PA & WV
Delaware Park OnlineDE
DraftKings CasinoMI, NJ, PA & WV
Eagle Casino & SportsMI
Fanatics CasinoMI, PA, WV
FanDuel CasinoMI, NJ, PA & WV
FireKeepers CasinoMI
Four Winds CasinoMI
Golden Nugget CasinoMI, NJ, PA & WV
Hard Rock CasinoNJ
Harrah's CasinoNJ
Harrington Gaming OnlineDE
Hollywood CasinoPA
Jackpocket CasinoNJ
Jackpot City CasinoPA
Mohegan Sun CasinoCT, NJ
Ocean Online CasinoNJ
Play Gun LakeMI
PlayStar CasinoNJ
PokerStars CasinoMI, NJ & PA
Resorts CasinoNJ
Sports Illustrated CasinoMI
Stardust CasinoNJ, PA
Tipico CasinoNJ
Tropicana CasinoNJ
Unibet CasinoNJ & PA
Virgin CasinoNJ
Wheel of Fortune CasinoNJ
Wind Creek Online CasinoPA

All 41 online casino brands are alphabetized above and do not reflect our recommendations. In the past, smaller online casinos have rebranded or gone defunct. For example, Pala Casino Online was rebranded to Stardust Casino Online in May 2023, and TwinSpires Casino shut down entirely in February 2023.

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List of All US States – Where They Stand on Online Casinos

StateOnline Casino LegalityStatus
AlabamaNot LegalNot Legal
ArizonaNot LegalNot Legal
ArkansasNot LegalNot Legal
CaliforniaNot LegalNot Legal
ColoradoPendingLegalization Possible in 2024
ConnecticutLegalLaunched in 2021
DelawareLegalLaunched in 2013
FloridaNot LegalNot Legal
GeorgiaNot LegalNot Legal
HawaiiNot LegalNot Legal
IdahoNot LegalNot Legal
IllinoisPendingBill in House Committee
IndianaPendingLegalization Possible in 2024
IowaPendingLegalization Possible in 2024
KansasNot LegalNot Legal
KentuckyNot LegalNot Legal
LouisianaNot LegalNot Legal
MaineNot LegalNot Legal
MarylandPendingLegalization Possible in 2024
MassachusettsNot LegalNot Legal
MichiganLegalLaunched in 2021
MinnesotaNot LegalNot Legal
MississippiNot LegalNot Legal
MissouriNot LegalNot Legal
MontanaNot LegalNot Legal
NebraskaNot LegalNot Legal
NevadaNot LegalNot Legal
New HampshireNot LegalNot Legal
New JerseyLegalLaunched in 2013
New MexicoNot LegalNot Legal
New YorkPendingLegalization Likely in 2024
North CarolinaNot LegalNot Legal
North DakotaNot LegalNot Legal
OhioNot LegalNot Legal
OklahomaNot LegalNot Legal
OregonNot LegalNot Legal
PennsylvaniaLegalLaunched in 2019
Rhode IslandLegalLaunched in 2024
South CarolinaNot LegalNot Legal
South DakotaNot LegalNot Legal
TennesseeNot LegalNot Legal
TexasNot LegalNot Legal
UtahNot LegalNot Legal
VermontNot LegalNot Legal
VirginiaNot LegalNot Legal
WashingtonNot LegalNot Legal
West VirginiaLegalLaunched in 2020
WisconsinNot LegalNot Legal
WyomingNot LegalNot Legal

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Although Connecticut online casinos are legal and available, the state generally isn’t regarded on the same level as other legal online casino states such as Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. This is because Connecticut regulations allow for only two real money online casino apps, Mohegan Sun Casino and DraftKings Casino. Mohegan Sun in Connecticut operates via a partnership with FanDuel, so while your choices do consist of two giant operators, there’s not much competition or variety to be had in The Constitution State.


Delaware online casinos, similar to Connecticut’s offerings, are quite scaled down. Here, there are three online casinos to choose from, which may sound good in principle. However, all three of those options are run by the same operator and backed by the Delaware Lottery’s iGaming platform, meaning you have even less variety here than in Connecticut. The three options in Delaware are Delaware Park Online, Bally’s Dover Online, and Harrington Gaming Online.


Launching in 2021, Michigan online casinos are the “new kids on the block.” However, the state has quickly grown to host one of the best online casino markets in the country. With an allotted 15 online casino openings and all of those positions currently occupied, players have a lot of variety. You’ll find all of the most popular online casino options here, including Caesars Palace Online Casino, Golden Nugget Casino, BetMGM Casino, and more.

New Jersey

Leading the national legalization charge, New Jersey online casinos have been around since 2013. The Garden State plays host to the largest selection of online casinos and often the most generous bonuses and promotions, as well as some of the largest game selections. As of early 2024, there are 29 online casino options in the state, with all the names you’d expect and even some less familiar choices. You’ll find favorites such as Bally Casino, Caesars Palace Online Casino, and Virgin Casino (unique to New Jersey).


Neighboring New Jersey to the west, Pennsylvania online casinos launched in 2019. The Keystone State features the second-largest online casino market in terms of options, currently 16 deep. This includes big names such as BetMGM Casino, DraftKings Casino, and three options you can only find in PA and NJ—Bally Casino, Borgata, and Betway. Game selection in the state is solid, although not as robust as in New Jersey. As an example, BetMGM Casino PA offers over 700 games at last count, more than enough to keep players satisfied.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island launched its online casino industry with a formal launch on March 5, 2024. Uniquely, there is only one operator in the state – Bally Casino. Players in the state are able to take part in gambling on online slots, plus live dealer blackjack and roulette. While Bally Casino operates a monopoly in the state and game selection is somewhat limited, this is a great step forward as it allows those visiting to take part in a new form of online gambling in general.

West Virginia

After you’ve read about states like MI, NJ, and PA, West Virginia online casinos may seem much smaller in stature. However, the market includes many of the top names in the country such as BetMGM Casino, BetRivers Casino, FanDuel, DraftKings, and more. WV online casinos launched relatively recently (2020), but you’ll already find a wide variety of games, with all online casinos offering slots, table games, and live dealer games.

States That Might Legalize Online Casinos in 2024


The Centennial State already offers online sports betting, so it’s not farfetched to think that Colorado online casinos could be on the horizon. Stakeholders and elected officials have shown interest, both with the introduction of an online poker bill and an online gaming bill proposed by the Colorado Gaming Association, but both failed. Perhaps 2024 will bring another attempt at legalization.


A bill has officially been introduced, and Illinois online casinos seem to be a stronger and stronger possibility. Bill HB2239, introduced in February 2023, seeks to create an Internet Gaming Act for the state, legalizing online casinos. While there hasn’t been much recent movement, the bill currently sits in the House Rules Committee and has since March 2023.


In 2023, a few states introduced promising bills to legalize online gambling but saw them stall. Indiana is one of those states where such efforts are extremely likely to reappear in 2024. When those bills are reintroduced, they have a high probability of passing. That means, more than likely, we’ll see Indiana online casinos available within the next year.


Iowa is another state that saw online casino legislation introduced in 2023; that legislation also failed to pass. In Iowa’s case, this was simply due to a shortage of time. That being said, there’s a strong possibility that we’ll see Iowa online casinos in 2024, along with other states that have more recently experienced failed legislation.


While not a complete lock, Maryland online casinos could potentially be one of 2024’s state launches. Interest has been shown, with the introduction of a senate bill to ask voters if they wanted to permit online gambling (shelved), as well as a study conducted by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission to examine how online gambling could benefit the state. In the end, Maryland is one of those states where only time will tell what happens next.

New York

New York is another state, similar to Indiana, where legislation was introduced in 2023, only to die. Luckily for New York bettors, Sen. Joseph Addabbo has apparently taken it upon his shoulders to continue pushing for New York online casinos, vowing to get the momentum started again as soon as possible. In this regard, 2024 looks bright.

Where the Rest of the US Stands on Online Casinos

On a national level, online casino gambling is illegal. Much like other hot-button issues, the legalization of online casinos has fallen to the state level, where it will likely remain. That leaves players open to illegal online casinos that offer their services without much in the way of regulations or player protection.

But hopes are high for further US states to join the states that already offer legal online casinos. On the other hand, states that are strictly against any form of gambling, such as Hawaii and Utah, shouldn’t expect to welcome online casino gambling anytime soon.

What’s Next

Now that you know the legal online casino landscape, you have the information you need to explore the massive variety of casino gaming action.

About the Author

Craig Corbeels

Craig Corbeels

Craig Corbeels is a lead writer and gambling expert for He has been involved in the online gambling industry since 2013. Previously, he worked for Gamesys and Bally's Interactive as a copywriter and social media strategist for multiple North American online casinos.
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