Alabama

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Sports teams/franchises

Alabama is the second-most populous US state after Virginia without a major league sports franchise.

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State population

4.9 million

 

Online/offline revenue split

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Amounts wagered

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Number of customers

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Total number of betting/gambling premises

Alabama has three live dog tracks and one racecourse.

 

Stake tax take

Not reported

What type of licenses are available?

None

 

How many skins are permitted per license?

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How do you apply for a license?

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What are the integrity fees?

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What is the current tax rate?

Land-based racing taxes at 1% of an operator’s horseracing handle.

 

Is there a self-exclusion register in the state?

No

Is sports betting regulated or unregulated? 

Unregulated

Alabama currently prohibits sports betting and is unlikely to repeal its ban in the near future, although betting on-track on greyhounds and horseracing is permitted.

 

Regulator details

Alabama has not established a state gambling commission. Tribal casinos are regulated under federal law and on-track pari-mutuel wagering is regulated by state law.

 

Is sports betting permitted online?

Alabama prohibits online sports betting and is unlikely to change its stance any time soon.

 

Is there any specific legislation for daily fantasy sports?

No, and several attempts to legislate have failed to pass Alabama’s senate.

 

What legislation, if any, is currently pending?

None currently, although Alabama may once again attempt to past DFS regulation in 2019.