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Is sports betting legal? 

Yes

Rhode Island signed legal sports betting into law in June 2018. Twin River commenced sports betting in November 2018, shortly followed by Tiverton Casino. These are the only two casino operators allowed to offer sports wagering.

Regulator details

Rhode Island Lottery,

1425 Pontiac Avenue,

Cranston,

RI 02920

401-463-6500

http://www.rilot.com

Lottery director: Mark Furcolo

Is sports betting permitted online?

Governor Gina Raimondo signed Bill S37 into law in March 2019. Mobile betting is currently offered by Twin River Casino in Lincoln which launched its app in early September 2019.

LEGALIZATION DATE
Retail: June 22, 2018
Online: March 25, 2019

MARKET LAUNCH DATE
Retail: November 26, 2018
Online September 4, 2019

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
RI Lottery through commercial casinos & online

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
Wagering on in-state collegiate teams and events is prohibited, unless participating in a tournament.  Prop betting on collegiate athletes is always prohibited.

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 18+

BETTING ACCOUNT REGISTRATION
Customers of the online sportsbook are not required to register or fund their accounts in person

TAX RATE
51% on sports betting revenue

TAX REVENUE ALLOCATION
Lottery revenue goes to the state’s general fund

LICENSE FEES
None

OFFICIAL DATA MANDATE
None

INTEGRITY FEE
None