- Is betting legal in Idaho?
Sports betting is not legal in Idaho. There have been no attempts to pass any wagering legislation since the US Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) games are also illegal.
- Who would govern sports betting in Idaho?
A new regulatory body could be set up specifically to oversee sports betting in Idaho, or one of the existing organizations could take responsibility. The most likely candidates include the Idaho State Lottery Commission and the Idaho Racing Commission.
- How old would you have to be to bet in Idaho?
The current legal gambling age in Idaho is 18+, but most US states with sports betting have a separate age for sports wagering. In most states, the minimum betting age is 21. Until lawmakers start to create sports betting rules, we won’t know whether the state favors its current regulations or follows the example of the other US states.
- When will sports betting launch in Idaho?
The earliest sports betting can be legalized in ID is 2023, when the Idaho Legislature reconvenes. However, this is highly unlikely as the current group of lawmakers has shown no interest in sports betting, with no legislation submitted to the House or Senate.
- Where will I be able to bet on sports in Idaho?
There are seven tribal casinos in Idaho, with more on the way, where retail sports betting could launch. In addition, there are race tracks across the state that could welcome sportsbooks. If online sports betting is legalized, you would be able to wager anywhere within state lines.
- Would sportsbooks in Idaho be safe?
Idaho sportsbooks would be safe and overseen by an official regulator. This regulator would be responsible for ensuring every betting site delivers a high standard of player safety and financial support before it can launch in the state.
- Would I have to pay taxes on betting winnings in Idaho?
Yes, all gamblers in the US need to pay taxes on betting winnings to the IRS. You must report any winnings over $600 by filling in a W-2G form. You also need to include your gambling winnings in your state income tax, which ranges from 1% to 6%.
- Can you play DraftKings in Idaho?
No, you can’t use DraftKings sports betting site or Daily Fantasy Sports, in Idaho as both are illegal in the Gem State. You can visit neighboring Oregon, where DraftKings is the state’s exclusive online sportsbook. You can also use DraftKings in Wyoming and Nevada.
- Can you play FanDuel in Idaho?
You can’t bet with FanDuel in Idaho because the brand is not licensed to operate in the state. Bettors can go to Nevada and Wyoming to use FanDuel’s online sportsbook. Or, you can visit the retail sportsbook at Suquamish Clearwater Casino in Washington.
- Can you play BetMGM in Idaho?
BetMGM is not available in Idaho because sports betting in the state is illegal. However, neighboring Nevada and Wyoming let you wager with BetMGM’s online betting site. A BetMGM retail sportsbook is found at the Emerald Queen Casino & Hotel in Washington.
- Can you play Caesars in Idaho?
You can’t use Caesars Sportsbook in Idaho as sports betting is illegal. However, you can visit neighboring Nevada and use the Caesars app or bet at one of its 61 retail sportsbooks. Two tribal casinos in Washington also offer Caesars’ retail sportsbooks.
- Can you play TwinSpires in Idaho?
Yes, you can use TwinSpires horse race betting platform to wager in Idaho. However, you can’t use the sportsbook in the state.
- Which sportsbooks will be available in Idaho in the future?
It is hard to predict which sportsbooks will launch in Idaho, as betting brands have matched lawmakers’ disinterest in bringing betting to ID. However, top sportsbook brands like DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetMGM would be expected to go live.