- Online casino & sports betting is legal
- Sports betting is legal
- Considering legalizing online gambling
Missouri is one of the states of United States of America where casino gambling and online poker are not considered legal. The state law allows riverboat casinos, social gaming and a variety of charitable gambling enterprises. However, brick mortar casinos, sports books or online gambling is considered illegal.
The legal age of gambling in Missouri is 18 years for lottery, 21 years for casinos and 16 years for bingo and pull-tab games.
Real money gambling is not legalized in Missouri. However, if one is keen to risk own money by gambling on unlicensed or unauthorized sites one can do so by risking money.
Online betting or gambling, poker has not yet been legalized in Missouri. It can be stated that the government of Missouri does not have any specific laws against online casinos or online betting till date. Perhaps, it does not seem like Missouri is going to act on legalizing or regulating online casinos anytime soon.
The online casinos have a wide range of games. There are various online gambling sites available in Missouri. Some of the best are mentioned below:
The kind of gambling which is accepted in Missouri are:
Brick and Mortar casinos are not found in the state of Missouri. Unlike other states, where casinos exist in every major city, that is not the case in Missouri.
Missouri seems to slowly cozying up the idea of legal in person and online sports betting. The state has introduced multiple bills over the past two years to legalize and regulate sports betting. The latest effort to legalize MO sports betting was introduced in January 2019. A separate bill to legalize online betting was introduced in the same month. Two sports betting bills were also introduced in January 2018. The repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in May 2018 opened the door for legal sports betting, but the will does not appear to exist in the Missouri legislature for legal sports books. As long as the Missouri casino industry is confined to riverboats, the room for large sports books does not exist in Missouri’s casino
Although, online poker and online casinos are not legal in Missouri, one will find them in the gray area. Till date there is no history of prosecution for online gambling. While a variety of gambling types are legal in the State of Missouri Missouri’s lawmakers are not much keen on regulating or legalizing sports betting and it may be longshot from now to see them regulated.