If all goes as planned, when the Tennessee Titans kick off against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Tennesseans will be able to place mobile sports bets on one of four live digital platforms. Sixteen months after sports wagering became legal in the Volunteer State, the Tennessee Education Lottery (TEL) will launch BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel, and Tennessee Action 24/7 on an NFL Sunday, according to multiple operators.
Tennessee was the first state to legalize digital-only sports betting when it did so on July 1, 2019. The state has no casino or gaming industry outside of a traditional lottery, and now online sports betting. The TEL approved sports betting regulations in April, becoming the first and only state regulator to impose a “payout cap.”