North Dakota lights up sports betting market
By Bob Garcia
North Dakota now has legal sports betting, even if it didn’t make a big deal out of it
After making tremendous efforts to bring this lucrative market into operation, North Dakota residents will now be able to start placing their sports bets as soon as tomorrow. This could be a great way to start December off on the right foot. With this move, the Peace Garden State is now on the growing list of states that offer regulated sports betting, joining Washington, DC, and 28 other states.
Thiswould mean that residents of the state could soon be able to bet on North Dakota State Bison College Football and other teams. It should be noted that while every effort has been made for the market to go live as of tomorrow, this launch could be delayed until January in the event of any unexpected regulatory delays.
According to the law that was enacted, sports betting is legal in the state’s tribal casinos. This means that local sports enthusiasts and sports bettors will have the opportunity to place their wagers at the Dakota Magic Casino (DMC) in Hankinson, a tribal gaming venue operated by Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise (DNGE).
“DNGE has three tribal casinos with Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel in Hankinson, North Dakota, being the first to proudly boast the sports betting lounge this fall. DMC is one of the largest tribal casinos in North Dakota,” according to a statement issued earlier this year by the operator.
To kick off operations, wagering will be limited to the Dakota Nation’s gaming house, as mobile wagering has yet to receive the green light from state and tribal officials. While broader efforts to make this move met with resistance, the state was finally able to get its hands in the mix, putting it on the same level as several neighboring states that already launched sports betting.