Last month, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a federal ban on sports betting, opening the door for states to legalize wagers on sporting events. Delaware has already followed through and started to allow gambling on sports.
So, it’s unclear when sports betting might come to Tennessee and surrounding states, but it could be coming sooner rather than later. Tennessee state representative Brian Kelsey has said he will introduce legislation to legalize sports betting in the state.
So, how should you get prepared for potentially being able to place your bets on sports games right here at home?F or starters, Sports Betting Dime has compiled a list of some of the best sports betting sites for convenience so you don’t need to search through Google page by page. In fact, the site has detailed reviews of each sports book so you can choose the one that fits your needs and your budget.
While hockey has never been the most popular sport among bettors, the success of the Vegas Golden Knights this year might change that. Before the season, they had 500-1 odds at the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas to win the Stanley Cup, meaning a $20 bet before the season would have paid out a whopping $10,000. Despite the massive payouts that were very close to coming to fruition, sports books in general were thrilled with the Golden Knights’ success.
As the 2018-19 season approaches, fans will be looking to bet on the next Golden Knights-type story, which will undoubtedly drive more bets to the books.
The NHL has tried to be on the forefront of trends in the sports world, so when sports betting becomes more widespread, it should be embraced by the hockey world. Eventually, we could see even more innovative ideas in terms of where you can place your bets and what you can bet on. For example, some at ESPN have suggested being able to bet on who scores the game-winning goal between the end of regulation and overtime in individual games.
Sports betting is coming soon. Get yourself ready.