- Is betting legal in Hawaii?
No, sports betting and all other forms of gambling in Hawaii are illegal. Many lawmakers strongly oppose gambling, so this seems unlikely to change any time soon.
- Who would govern sports betting in Hawaii?
Hawaii lawmakers would need to create a new authority to govern and regulate sports betting, as no adequate gambling authorities currently exist.
- How old would you have to be to bet in Hawaii?
There is no gambling in Hawaii, but most US states require you to be 21 to place legal bets. HI will likely follow this regulation if betting is ever legalized.
- When will sports betting launch in Hawaii?
The earliest a sports betting bill can pass in Hawaii is 2023, which means you could access sports betting in late 2023 or early 2024. However, considering the state’s historical attitude to sports wagering, this doesn’t seem likely.
- Where would I be able to bet on sports in Hawaii?
If online sports betting is legalized in Hawaii, you would likely be able to wager anywhere in the state. How retail sports betting would launch is less known, as there are no gambling locations that could open a retail sportsbook.
- Would sportsbooks in Hawaii be safe?
A regulatory body would strictly control any sports betting industry in Hawaii to ensure the safety of bettors. Lawmakers would set up a regulatory body to oversee sportsbooks by checking betting companies’ safety measures and reputability of betting companies.
- Would I have to pay taxes on betting winnings in Hawaii?
Yes, every bettor in the US must pay the IRS sports betting tax. You must declare all your winnings and fill out a W-2G form if you win more than $600. Sportsbooks can also hold up to 25% of your winnings for tax purposes.
- Can you play DraftKings in Hawaii?
No, you can’t use DraftKings in Hawaii. The sportsbook has shown interest in launching in the state, sending a representative to speak about the merits of sports wagering.
- Can you play FanDuel in Hawaii?
No, FanDuel is illegal because sports betting is prohibited. This also applies to FanDuel’s other gambling products, including its Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS), online casino, and online horse racing betting site.
- Can you play BetMGM in Hawaii?
Sportsbooks aren’t allowed to launch in Hawaii, so BetMGM is unavailable. Until legislation passes to legalize sports betting, BetMGM will not be available to Hawaii players.
- Can you play Caesars in Hawaii?
You can’t use Caesars desktop site or mobile app in Hawaii because sports betting is illegal in the Aloha State. If sports betting is legalized, top sportsbooks like Caesars will launch in Hawaii.
- Can you play TwinSpires in Hawaii?
No, you can’t use TwinSpires Sportsbook or its horse racing betting site in Hawaii. TwinSpires is shutting down its sportsbook in some US states.
- Which sportsbooks will be available in Hawaii in the future?
While it is unclear if sports betting will ever be legalized in Hawaii, DraftKings is one of the favorites to launch in the state if it does. The sportsbook has shown an interest in the Aloha State and has even supported lawmakers trying to pass bills by sending staff members to the state capital to explain the benefits of sports betting.