This morning (July 1) with the first-ever legal sports bet placed at Oaklawn Racing Casino in Hot Springs Arkansas became the ninth state in the country to offer legal, single game sports betting.

Arkansas was among the first states to authorize sports wagering after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the failed federal sports betting ban last May. With the state also recently launching commercial casino gaming, Arkansas’ historic gaming expansion comes at a time when support for gaming is at an all-time high. Nearly 100 million adult Americans have placed a sports bet in the past 12 months or would do so in the future, and 88 percent of adults view gambling as an acceptable form of entertainment.

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