While gambling is legal under U.S. federal law, there are significant restrictions pertaining to interstate and online gambling, as each state is free to regulate or prohibit the practice within its borders. However, casino-style gambling is much less widespread.
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DraftKings is the largest daily fantasy site that still accepts players from Texas for real-money contests. It still accepts Texas residents for real-money contests, as of the start of NFL season. While a court case is pending, DraftKings has continued to take customers in the state.
Texas has some of the strictest gambling laws in the whole of the United States, if not the entire western world. Penal Code 47.01 prohibits almost every form of gambling in the state, apart from a few bizarre exceptions like dog and horse racing.Dec 27, 2019
Twenty-five states and Washington, D.C., have legalized sports betting either through statute or ballot measure, as shown in the map below. Based on 2019 census estimates, 146.4 million people—or 44.5% of the country—live in states where sports betting is legal.Feb 5, 2021