Although the legality of sporting betting is still in debate, some states have started to permit it. In Iowa betting on sports is legal since the year 2019 (both in retail and online). The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission regulates the business, and the licensing fee is paid by the online operator. In Michigan, sports betting is legal online and in retail casinos. The program was launched in three casinos in March 2020, a month before the Coronavirus pandemic. Mississippi has also played around with sport betting, but has not fully embraced mobile wagering.

The repeal of PASPA created a wave in business and legislative momentum. As of late, four major American sports leagues are partnering with sports betting operators. Some have even launched official sports booking channels. ufa24 is a notable exception. Historically, sports betting payouts were based on results. PASPA has banned both betting online and in-person on sports, with the exception of Nevada. However, sports betting apps help users by processing payments and registering betting decisions and acting as digital clearinghouses to process payouts and bet calls.