Missouri Sports Betting: Updated State Legal Betting Guide March 2021

Legalization News

Missouri 1Sports betting is not currently legal in Missouri. However, this can all change in 2021. Despite all attempts to get bills passed in early 2020 being shot down, Missouri lawmakers came back strong at the end of the year proposing three different variants of sports betting bills. Interestingly enough, all three offer online sports wagering, a major plus for bettors in Missouri if any of these get passed.

The main difference between these bills has been the main contention throughout the entire legalization process in Missouri: who gets licenses, how many licenses are given out, and the fee on those licenses. The bills are split on whether to allow up to 39 operators and only allowing one operator per casino.

There is also the tax rate, with one bill proposing 9% and the other two proposing 6.25%. While this is a massive difference, due to Missouri’s size, it is likely that it will have operators flooding the state regardless of the difference in licensing fee or tax rate. The key for them is simply allowing sports betting and having enough licenses for them to join.

When Will Missouri Have Sports Betting?

This question has no concrete answer at the moment. It is clear that lawmakers are hard at work trying to get something done during the first legislative season of 2021. However, even then, if a bill does pass in 2021, it could be six months to over a year before betting launches in Missouri. Legalization is just the first step.

Following the legalization process, Missouri then has to move to the regulatory and licensing process. While some states have done this much better than others, we have seen cases like Tennessee where it took over a year and several delays to get sports betting launched.

Until sports betting is legalized, there can be no real-time frame. However, assuming that in early 2021 something does get passed, bettors in Missouri can look towards the end of 2021 or early 2022 as a likely date for the betting to begin.

Possible Sportsbook Options in Missouri

While sports betting is not even legal yet, it is clear that legislatures are pushing for expanded online sports betting. This means that several of our top-rated sportsbooks will be vying for licenses in Missouri.

Top Rated Sportsbook Apps

Missouri Expected New-User Promo Codes

Projected Bonus Amount

Projected Bonus Details

DraftKings SportsbookNo Code - Click thru for Max Bonus$1,050$1,000 Deposit Match Bonus
$50 Free Bet
FanDuel Sportsbook No Code - Projected Bonus$1,000$1,000 Risk-Free Bet
BetMGM SportsbookLINEUPS$600$600 Risk-Free Bet
William Hill SportsbookLineups500/Lineups300$500$500 Risk-Free Bet
FoxBet SportsbookNo Code - Projected Bonus$500$500 Risk-Free Bet
PointsBet SportsbookLINEUPS$1,500$1,000 Points Bet Risk-Free
$500 Fixed Odds Risk-Free

DraftKings

draftkings sportsbook mobile appDraftKings Sportsbook is a new addition to the multiple platforms DraftKings now offers. It started off as mainly a daily sports operator but has now ventured into the world of online sports betting. DraftKings has risen through the ranks and has become one of the best and most reliable sportsbooks in all of America. DraftKings also offers an online casino platform, if that were to be legalized in the future.

When it comes to the sportsbook, DraftKings simply does everything well. The number of wagers offered and the prices on those wagers are all top-notch. Creating your account, depositing, and managing your bets are all made extremely easy on the browser site and mobile application. DraftKings’ experience making online platforms shines with the sportsbook, and you never run into technical problems on the app.

DraftKings has tons of ongoing promotions like boosted odds, risk-free bets, and daily free pools that you can play. This is something that simply adds more value to your betting experience. DraftKings also offers account linking from the sportsbook to the daily fantasy sports platform. A huge bonus for those of you interested in both daily fantasy and sports betting.

DraftKings’ traditional welcome bonus is a $1,000 deposit match bonus. This match bonus will match 20% of your entire first deposit, up to $1,000 in bonus money. This means that a $5,000 first-time deposit will lead to the max $1,000 of bonus cash up for grabs. In several states, you can also get a $50 free bet on your first deposit when you use Lineups’ exclusive links.
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FanDuel

fanduel sportsbookFanDuel Sportsbook is another top tier option for Missouri. FanDuel is another sportsbook that actually originated in the daily fantasy game. However, it seems that this experience is the reason that FanDuel quickly became one of America’s top sportsbooks following the legalization of sports betting in 2018.

FanDuel Sportsbook is another mobile app and browser site that it is hard to find fault with. The design is clean and easy to use. Not to mention that the site and app are responsive and update in an extremely smooth and timely manner. There are plenty of betting options, including same game parlays, something few other sportsbooks offer.

The existing-user promotions are plentiful on FanDuel. Oftentimes equalling the number of other sites without even taking into account the dozens of parlay insurance offers in the promo section. Another thing that really shows FanDuel at its best is the ease of depositing and withdrawing on the mobile app or site.

In terms of a new-user bonus, FanDuel has always offered its $1,000 risk-free bet for when you sign up. This means that your first bet placed is completely on the house up to that $1,000 mark. If you lose the bet, then you will be credited with FanDuel site credit. This is a great way to try out FanDuel Sportsbook and can be a quick way to build your bankroll.
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BetMGM

betmgm sportsbook apple icon 150x150BetMGM is an amazing online sportsbook as well as an online casino that is brought to you by MGM Resorts International. BetMGM is one sportsbook that is starting to become rather widely known by the general public despite sports betting being relatively new for America. This is because of the several professional partnerships that BetMGM has created with sports teams and leagues.

BetMGM’s app and browser site are not as organized as some of the others, but it is still easy to browse once familiar with it. BetMGM’s best feature is unarguably the betting. MGM is one of the most experienced gambling companies in all of America, and it shows with BetMGM. The bet slip is fantastic, and the available wagers, including in-game betting, seem endless.

BetMGM also knows how to treat customers right. There are tons of ongoing promotions like risk-free bets and free bet money. However, one of the best parts of BetMGM has to be M life rewards. A rewards program that expands from BetMGM to MGM Resorts and includes in-person rewards such as VIP treatment and room comps.

BetMGM often offers a $600 risk-free bet for all new users who use code “LINEUPS” at sign up. This risk-free bet can really help you get your bankroll going and off to a good start as you take on no risk with this first wager.

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William Hill

william hill small mobileWilliam Hill is a British bookmaker with a history of being an old-school and elite sportsbook. William Hill has established itself as a multi-national sportsbook long ago but now enters the American sports betting market with tons of respect. William Hill may be the most established sportsbook available right now in most states where sports betting is legal.

William Hill is another sportsbook that will not blow you away with the design but instead offers elite odds pricing as well as betting options. Due to William Hill’s European roots, it has fantastic international betting selections on top of the traditional American offers.

When it comes to bonuses, William Hill has been known to offer a $500 risk-free bet. While this is not the largest amount available, it is still a healthy new-user bonus. The $500 risk-free bet is rewarded in the form of a single free bet worth the stake that was deemed risk-free. William Hill also offers a $300 free bet in some states.

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PointsBet

pointsbet appOne of the most exciting names in sports betting has to be PointsBet. The Australian bookmaker who is partnered with NBC Sports, is offering up something new to the bookmaking scene. On top of traditional odds, PointsBet offers a form of wagering called PointsBetting. A high-risk form of betting that you can only get with the new bookmaker.

PointsBet has done a superb job creating an incredibly well designed mobile app and browser site. Both from an aesthetics standpoint and a technical aspect. The app is so easy to use, and the dark design makes it easy on the eyes when browsing for bets. PointsBet does not sacrifice any quality with the normal odds offered by also offering its PointsBetting system.

If you are looking for value, PointsBet makes sure to provide it. Not only do you get a daily boost to boost one of your bet slips for the day, but there are a ton of other offers on the sportsbook available for all users. Then, you also have a great rewards program that is straightforward and based on the amount you bet.

PointsBet’s new-user bonus with Lineups.com is traditionally worth $1,500. This comes in the form of a $500 free bet for fixed odds, which are the traditional ones you will find on most sites. Then a $1,000 risk-bet so that you can try out PointsBetting on the sportsbook!

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Physical Casinos

Ameristar Casino Hotel – Kansas City

3200 North Ameristar Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64161

Ameristar Casino – St. Charles

1260 South Main Street, St. Charles, Missouri 63301

Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa

777 Northwest Argosy Parkway, Riverside, Missouri 64150

Casino KC

1800 E Front St, Kansas City, Missouri 64120

Century Casino Cape Girardeau

777 N. Main Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

Century Casino Caruthersville

777 E 3rd St, Caruthersville, Missouri 63830

Harrah’s North Kansas City Casino & Hotel

1 Riverboat Drive, North Kansas City, Missouri 64116-3267

Hollywood Casino St. Louis

777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043

Isle of Capri Casino Boonville

100 Isle of Capri Blvd, Boonville, Missouri 65233

Mark Twain Casino

104 Pierce Street, La Grange, Missouri 63448

Lumiere Place Casino & Hotels

999 N. 2nd St., St. Louis, Missouri 63102

River City Casino

777 River City Casino Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63125

St. Jo Frontier Casino

777 Winners Circle, St. Joseph, Missouri 64505

Collegiate and Professional Teams in Missouri

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Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the oldest and most successful NFL franchises. The team will be one of the top targets for all sportsbooks to partner with when Missouri gets closer to legalization. Being the partner of such a well respected NFL team that is also set to have a superstar QB, Patrick Mahomes, for 10-years is invaluable.

The Chiefs play out of the AFC West. The Denver Broncos and the Las Vegas Raiders, two AFC West Divisional rivals, are both partners with BetMGM. It will be interesting to see if the Chiefs join them and also make BetMGM a future partner in sports betting.

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Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals are one of two MLB franchises residing in Missouri. The Royals’ last World Series title was in 2015 after failing to win it in 2014. Again, the franchise will be a lucrative partner for any sportsbook entering the Missouri market as they look to build up a reputation.

The Royals play in the American League’s Central Divison and compete with teams such as the Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians, and Detroit Tigers. The only team that currently has a sports betting partner out of those is the Tigers with PointsBet.

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St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals are another MLB team, one that plays in the National League’s Central Divison. This historic franchise is one of the most celebrated teams in the history of baseball, tracing its roots to the 19th century.

The Cardinals are one of only two remaining professional sports teams in St. Louis and therefore carry a ton of weight in the state. The team is one of the most popular in all of baseball, let alone the State of Missouri.

St. Louis Blues

The NHL is well represented with the 2019 Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues. The team has gained tons of popularity in recent years. Hockey teams are bringing in strong partnerships similar to the other major sporting leagues in the United States. The Red Wings inked a deal with PointsBet in Michigan, for example.

The Blues will likely have its choice of partner when sports betting becomes legal. The team could even explore multiple partnerships.

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Missouri Tigers

The Missouri Tigers are the only FBS team located in Missouri. Something to track in Missouri is whether collegiate sports betting is allowed, specifically in-state sports betting. Several states have banned sports wagering on college teams located in the same state. If this becomes the case in Missouri, then the Tigers will be off the table when it comes to wagering.

However, if the Missouri Tigers are available to be bet on, then I expect them to pull in a good portion of the wagers on NCAA Football in the state, as the team is widely popular and the biggest school in the area.

Missouri General Information

Missouri is trending in the direction of being a massive sports betting market. It will be up to the lawmakers to figure out how to bring sports betting to the state, and if it does, there should be some massive amounts of cash to be made by bettors, sportsbooks, and the State.

Missouri General Information

Missouri Betting Market

Population6,137,428
Betting Market SizeEstimated potential revenue of $100 Million per year.
Biggest CitiesKansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, Columbia, Independence
Professional Sports TeamsKansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, Sporting Kansas City, St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis City SC
College Sports TeamsUniversity of Missouri, Missouri State University
Number of Casinos13
Number of Sportsbooks0
Legalization DateNone
Launch DateNone

Daily Fantasy Sports in Missouri

dk icon box white150Missouri is one of the many states that has legalized daily fantasy sports. This means that it is not only available but completely legal under state law to play on sites like FanDuel, DraftKings, and Yahoo Daily Fantasy.

You can find competitions for all kinds of sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, and even European Soccer, for all three of these major daily fantasy platforms.

Luckily for Missouri, you will be able to link your daily fantasy and sportsbook accounts if FanDuel and/or DraftKings offer their sportsbooks in the state. However, it will depend on the regulations on whether you will be able to share winnings between the two accounts in a shared wallet.

Online Casino Options in Missouri

betmgmpacasinoAs of right now, there are no plans for online casinos to be legalized in the state. Any platform that is offering online casino games in Missouri is not legalized or licensed by the State of Missouri. However, this is, hopefully, something that will be added to one of the bills that are attempting legalization.

Since there are several legal in-person casinos in the state, there is some slight precedence there for the legalization of online casinos in the state. However, the in-person casinos may be lobbying hard against this idea as it could affect their bottom line.

Missouri Sports Betting FAQ

Does Missouri have legal sports betting?

Not at the moment. Currently, there are several bills in play that, if passed, would legalize sports betting in the state. However, for the moment, sports betting is not legalized or regulated by the State of Missouri. This means that there are no licensed sportsbooks to play within the state.

When will I be able to bet on sports in Missouri?

This is unclear. If the sports betting bills that are currently being worked on by the State lawmakers pass, then it could be as early as late 2021 or early 2022 for sports betting. However, if Missouri continues to struggle to legalize sports betting, it could take years.

Will there be college sports betting in Missouri?

Collegiate sports betting is something that could be added to the current sports betting bills in the State Congress. However, this is something that could also be decided by the Missouri Gaming Commission. For now, there is no indication of whether college sports betting can/will become legalized.

What is the legal betting age in Missouri?

In Missouri, the legal betting age is 21; therefore, if sports betting is legalized, you will need to be 21 years of age or older to place a wager. This will apply to online or physical sportsbooks in the state. The 21 year age mark is standard across the United States.

Can I play casino games online in Missouri?

No, currently, online casino games are not legalized in Missouri. When it comes to future legalization efforts, it does not seem that online casino games are on the radar of lawmakers. However, this can always change, and it can change fast depending on how sports betting does in the State Assembly.

What casinos have a sportsbook in Missouri?

No casinos have sportsbooks in Missouri. Depending on which proposal is accepted, it seems that there may be competition to receive a sportsbook. However, it is likely that every casino will be allowed to offer a sportsbook in the state, as that bill will receive the most support from gambling lobbyists.

Can I play daily fantasy sports in Missouri?

Yes! Daily fantasy sports are fully legal in Missouri. You have your choice of daily fantasy platforms as several ones are offered, including top-rated applications like DraftKings, Yahoo, and even FanDuel Daily Fantasy. You need to be 21 years of age or older to play DFS in the state.

What is the closest state to Missouri that has legal sports betting?

Missouri actually has three surrounding states that have sports betting. Both Iowa and Illinois have in-person and online sports betting. Then, Tennessee has sports betting, but it is only available online with DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetMGM. You can visit any of these states to bet on sports.

Are Bovada or MyBookie legal in Missouri?

Not really; Bovada and MyBookie are not legalized by the Missouri Government. These are offshore sportsbooks that live in a legal grey-area where they are not regulated or controlled by any governing body in the United States. This means that you have no protections as a consumer when using them.

Is online sports betting legal in the United States?

Yes, sports betting was allowed due to a court ruling by the United States Supreme Court. This ruling overturned a federal ban on sports wagering due to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. The act was deemed unconstitutional, and now states can decide to legalized sports gambling.

  
Matthew is a UC Berkeley economic and philosophy graduate. He has played DFS, Football pools, and survival leagues for most of his adult life. Matthew brings to the table great strategies for both your GPP and Cash plays as well as a winning track record with his picks of the week.