New York: The seven tribal casinos located in New York state all operate retail sports books. In 2021, New York authorized mobile sports betting. Under the new law, the server must be physically located on the premises of one of the state’s commercial casinos. The law allows for tribes to partner with a commercial casino, either through a revenue-sharing arrangement with the tribe (operators who enter into such agreements will have an advantage in competing for a license) or to locate the tribe’s server on the casino’s premises. Tribes also are eligible to seek an operator license under state law (that is, as a commercial gaming operator).
Nevada: Two tribal casinos located in Nevada operate sports books: the Wa She Shu Casino & Travel Plaza (in partnership with the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno) and the Avi Resort & Casino (William Hill Race & Sports Book, including mobile app). Under the tribal-state gaming compacts, tribes are authorized to operate all Class III games that are legal in the state.
Mississippi: Tribal casinos in Mississippi were the first to launch sports books following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Murphy v. NCAA. The tribal-state gaming compacts permit the tribes to operate sports betting to the same extent as it is legal for non-tribal operators in Mississippi. This includes the ability to offer mobile wagering on the casino’s property.