Oklahoma, also referred to as the Sooner State, is one of the most picturesque US states. With vast mountain ranges, forests, prairies and mesas, it’s home to around 40 federally recognized Native American tribes. These tribes play an essential part in the Oklahoma gambling scene, with 33 having entered into compacts to offer land-based gambling on tribal land. While commercial gambling is not legal in Oklahoma, state lawmakers have expanded regulation to make tribal gambling a possibility in Oklahoma. But where does the state stand on sports betting? BettingUS has everything you need to know.

Is it legal to bet on sports in Oklahoma?

No, it is illegal to bet on sports in Oklahoma. However, residents can place pari-mutuel wagers on horse racing at racetracks and via online platforms.

In February 2018, prior to the PASPA repeal, Oklahoma lawmakers introduced sports betting legislation. The bill, titled HB 3375, sought to extend tribal-state compacts to include sports betting at tribal casinos across the state. Thought it was ultimately unsuccessful, the bill was unique in that it contained provisions for  “sports pools”, rather than full-scale sports betting. This means that bettors would simply bet on events happening, with all wagers pooled together- similar to pari-mutuel wagering. Any winning bets would be paid out from the pooled money, with a small amount allocated to the sportsbook.

Where will I be able to bet on sports in Oklahoma?

In the event that sports betting is legalized in Oklahoma, there are several tribal gambling establishments that might offer sports betting markets. Online gambling is currently outlawed in the state, which means online or mobile sports betting in Oklahoma is unlikely in the near future.

Which sports will I be able to bet on?

The legislation introduced in 2018 did not specify which sports betting markets would be on offer. However, if future legislation follows the same pattern as other US states, Oklahoma might allow wagering on all professional sports, including NHL, NFL, MLB and NBA events, as well as collegiate sporting events.

What else can I bet on in Oklahoma?

Although sports betting and online gambling are illegal in Oklahoma, there are still several gambling activities for residents to enjoy. These include the state lottery, including several multi-state drawings, as well as charitable gambling, such as bingo and raffles, and casino gambling.

However, it’s only tribal casinos that are currently legal in Oklahoma. These casinos offer a variety of casino games, including blackjack, poker, craps and roulette. The tribal-state compacts entitle some of these tribal casinos to charge a $0.50 commission on table games.

Here are the casinos you can visit in Oklahoma:

Casino Name Location Contact Email Opening times
Ada Gaming Center 1500 N Country Club Rd, Ada, OK 74820, USA +1 580-436-3740 Not available 24 hours
Buffalo Run Casino & Resort 1000 Buffalo Run Blvd, Miami, OK 74354, USA +1 918-542-7140 Online form 24 hours
Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs 20900 S 4200 Rd, Claremore, OK 74019, USA +1 918-283-8800

 

Not available Sunday – Thursday 12 am – 1 am

Friday – Saturday 10am – 4am

Cash Springs Gaming Center 23 W Vinita Ave, Sulphur, OK 73086, USA +1 580-622-2156 Not available Information not available
Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson 107 N Georgetown Rd, Fort Gibson, OK 74434, USA +1 918-684-5507 Not available 24 hours
Cherokee Casino and Hotel Roland

 

109 Cherokee Blvd, Roland, OK 74954, USA +1 918-427-7491 Not available 24 hours
Cherokee Nation Sallisaw Casino 1621 W Ruth Ave, Sallisaw, OK 74955, USA +1 918-774-0013 Not available 24 hours
Cherokee Casino Tahlequah 16489 US-62, Tahlequah, OK 74464, USA +1 918-207-3600 Not available 24 hours
Cherokee Hotel & Casino West Siloam Springs 2416 US-412, West Siloam Springs, OK 74338, USA +1 800-754-4111 Not available 24 hours
Chisholm Trail Casino 7807 US-81, Duncan, OK 73533, USA +1 580-255-1668 Online form 24 hours
Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant 4216S. Highway 69, 75, Durant, OK 74701, United States +1 580-920-0160 Not available 24 hours
Choctaw Casino Broken Bow 1790 S Park Dr, Broken Bow, OK 74728, USA +1 580-584-5450 Not available 24 hours
Choctaw Casino Resort – Grant 1516 Highway 271 South, Grant, OK 74738, United States +1 580-326-8397 Not available 24 hours
Choctaw Casino Idabel 1425 SE Washington St, Idabel, OK 74745, USA +1 800-634-2582 Not available 24 hours
Choctaw Casino McAlester 1638 S George Nigh Expy, McAlester, OK 74501, USA +1 918-423-8161 Not available 24 hours
Choctaw Casino Pocola 3400 Choctaw Rd, Pocola, OK 74902, USA +1 800-590-5825 Not available 24 hours
Choctaw Casino -Stringtown 893 N US-69, Stringtown, OK 74569, USA +1 580-346-7862 Not available 24 hours
Comanche Nation Casino 402 SE Interstate Dr, Lawton, OK 73501, USA +1 580-250-3030 cnc@ir1mail.com

 

 

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Comanche Red River Hotel Casino Rt 1 42K, Devol, OK 73531, United States +1 580-250-3060 Not available 24 hours
Comanche Spur Casino – Elgin 9047 U.S. Highway 62, Elgin, OK 73538, United States +1 580-250-3090 Not available Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 12am

Friday – Saturday 11 am – 2 am

Comanche Star Casino – Walters 263171 Highway 53, Walters, OK 73572, United States +1 580-250-3100 Not available Sunday – Thursday 12 pm – 11 pm

Friday – Saturday 12 pm – 1 am

Creek Nation Casino Eufaula 806 Forest Ave, Eufaula, OK 74432, USA +1 918-689-9191 Online form Monday – Sunday 8 am – 4 am
One Fire Casino 1901 N Wood Dr, Okmulgee, OK 74447, USA +1 918-756-8400 Online form 24 hours
Indigo Sky Casino 70220 US-60, Wyandotte, OK 74370, USA +1 888-992-7591 Online form 24 hours
Fire Lake Casino and Entertainment center 41207 Hardesty Rd, Shawnee, OK 74801, USA +1 405-878-4862 Online form 24 hours
Grand Casino Hotel & Resort 777 Grand Casino Blvd, Shawnee, OK 74804, USA +1 405-964-7777 info@grandshawnee.com 24 hours
Gold Mountain Casino 1410 Sam Noble Pkwy, Ardmore, OK 73401, USA +1 580-223-3301 Not available 24 hours
Grand Lake Casino 24701 S 655 Rd, Grove, OK 74344, USA +1 918-786-8528 Online form 24 hours
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa 777 W Cherokee St, Catoosa, OK 74015, USA +1 800-760-6700 Online form 24 hours
High Winds Casino 61475 E 100 Rd, Miami, OK 74354, USA +1 918-541-9463 info@highwindscasino.com 24 hours
Kickapoo Casino Harrah 25230 US-62, Harrah, OK 73045, USA +1 405-964-4444 info@ktogaming.com 24 hours
Kickapoo Casino Shawnee 38900 W MacArthur St, Shawnee, OK 74804, USA +1 405-395-0900 info@ktogaming.com 24 hours
Kiowa Casino & Hotel 198131 Hwy 36, Devol, OK 73531, United States +1 580-299-3333 Online form 24 hours
Lucky Star Casino – Clinton 10347 N 2274 Rd, Clinton, OK 73601, USA +1 580-323-6599 Online form 24 hours
Lucky Star Casino                      Concho 7777 US-81, El Reno, OK 73036, USA +1 405-422-6500 Online form 24 hours
Lucky Turtle Casino 64499 US-60, Wyandotte, OK 74370, USA +1 918-678-3768 Not available 24 hours
Madill Gaming Center 902 S 1st St, Madill, OK 73446, USA +1 580-795-7301 Not available 24 hours
Creek Nation Casino Muscogee 3420 W Peak Blvd, Muskogee, OK 74401, USA +1 918-683-1825 Online form 24 hours
Newcastle Casino 2457 Highway 62 Service Rd, Newcastle, OK 73065, USA +1 405-387-6013 Online form 24 hours
Osage Casino Bartlesville 222 Allen Rd, Bartlesville, OK 74003, USA +1 918-335-7519 Not available 24 hours
Osage Casino Hominy 39 Deer Ave, Hominy, OK 74035, USA +1 918-885-2158 Not available Sunday – Wednesday 10 am – 2am

Thursday – Saturday 10 am – 4 am

Osage Casino Pawhuska 2017 E. 15th St &, OK-99, Pawhuska, OK 74056, United States +1 918-287-1072 Not available Sunday – Wednesday 10 am – 2am

Thursday – Saturday 10 am – 4 am

Osage Casino Hotel – Ponca City 64464 US Highway 60

Ponca City, OK 74604

+1 877-246-8777 Not available 24 hours
Osage Casino Sand Springs 301 Blackjack Drive, Sand Springs, OK 74063, USA +1 877-246-8777 Not available 24 hours
Osage Casino Tulsa 951 West 36th St N, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA +1 877-246-8777 Not available 24 hours
Quapaw Casino 58100 E 64 Rd, Miami, OK 74354, USA +1 918-540-9100 Not available 24 hours
Remington Park 1 Remington Pl, Oklahoma City, OK 73111, USA +1 405-424-1000 Not available 24 hours
RiverStar Casino 11801 E2160 Rd, Terral, OK 73569, USA +1 855-748-3778 Online form 24 hours
River Spirit Casino Resort 8330 Riverside Pkwy, Tulsa, OK 74137, USA +1 918-299-8518 Online form 24 hours
Riverwind Casino 1544 OK-9, Norman, OK 73072, USA +1 405-322-6000 Online form 24 hours
The Black Hawk Casino 42008 Westech Rd, Shawnee, OK 74804, USA +1 405-275-4700 info@sandfcasino.com 24 hours
Salt Creek Casino 1600 US-81, Pocasset, OK 73079, USA +1 405-459-4000 Online form 24 hours
7 Clans Casino 511 Kaw St, Perry, OK 73077, USA +1 580-723-1020 Not available 24 hours
7 Clans Paradise Casino 7500 US-177, Red Rock, OK 74651, USA +1 580-723-4005 Not available Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 2am

Friday – Saturday 11 am – 3 am

Texoma Casino 1795 US-70, Kingston, OK 73439, USA +1 580-564-6000 Not available 24 hours
The Stables Casino 530 H St SE, Miami, OK 74354, USA +1 918-542-7884 info@the-stables.com 24 hours
Thunderbird Casino 15700 OK-9, Norman, OK 73026, USA +1 405-360-9270 Online form Sunday – Thursday 9 am – 2am

Friday – Saturday – 24 hours

Treasure Valley Casino & Hotel 12252 Ruppe Rd, Davis, OK 73030, USA +1 580-369-2895 Online form 24 hours
Choctaw Casino Stigler 1801 E Main St, Stigler, OK 74462, USA +1 918-967-8364 Not available Sunday 8 am – 12am

Monday – Wednesday 8 am – 2 am

Thursday – Saturday 8 am – 4 am

Washita Casino Paoli, OK 73074, USA +1 405-484-7778 Not available 24 hours
WinStar World Casino and Resort 777 Casino Ave, Thackerville, OK 73459, USA +1 800-622-6317 contact@winstar.com 24 hours
River Bend Casino And Hotel 2158, 100 Jackpot Pl, Wyandotte, OK 74370, United States +1 918-678-4946 Not available

 

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Are offshore gambling sites legal in Oklahoma?

Just as online gambling is illegal in Oklahoma, so are offshore gambling sites. This means that they do not hold licenses to operate in the state and are not regulated by Oklahoma governing bodies to ensure the level of security or that they have adequate customer protection measures.

You can spot offshore gambling sites by looking at the website’s domain name. Domains ending in .EU or .AG do not hold a license to operate in Oklahoma.

Will it be safe to bet on sports in Oklahoma?

Yes, providing that any future sports betting regulation puts the same emphasis on player protection as Oklahoma’s current robust gambling laws.

While it’s likely that, in the event that Oklahoma sports betting is legalized, there will be regulatory bodies to monitor their compliance with state law and regulation, sports bettors must also take steps to gamble responsibly. This involves setting limits on gambling activity, and never betting more than they can afford to lose.

If you have concerns that you, or a loved one, may have a problematic relationship with gambling, you can seek support from a number of different resources in Oklahoma. The National Council on Problem Gambling has several problem gambling resources available to everyone across the US, but the Oklahoma Association on Problem & Compulsive Gambling (OAPCG) offers support specifically to Oklahoma residents. This non-profit organization exists to provide education and training on problem gambling.

You can contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline via:

Call: 1-800-522-4700

Text: 1-800-522-4700

Live chat

You can contact the Oklahoma Association on Problem & Compulsive Gambling via:

Call: 1-405-801-3329

Email: wharwell@oapcg.org

Who regulates gambling in Oklahoma?

Tribal gambling in Oklahoma falls under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) and is regulated by the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC). The Gambling Compliance Unit within the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES), created under the State-Tribal Gaming Act, is also responsible for making sure that Oklahoma gambling activity meets the minimum requirements set by the state.

How old do I have to be to gamble in Oklahoma?

To play the state lottery or participate in charitable gambling you must be at least 18-years old. The legal age to partake in casino gambling in Oklahoma varies between 18 and 21.

The journey to legal and regulated sports betting in Oklahoma

1916 – The state of Oklahoma outlawed all forms of gambling.

1982 – Lawmakers in the state moved to approve pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing.  A vote was held across Oklahoma’s 15 counties in which 12 voted to legalize betting on horse racing. Further down the line, off-track betting and other gambling machines were installed in the state’s 3 most popular racetracks.

1987 – The Choctaw Indians hosted the first high stakes bingo game on their land.

1988 – Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulation Act (IGRA), establishing rules and regulations for tribal gaming operations.

1992 – Congress passed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) prohibiting sports betting across US states. Four states were made exempt from the law: Nevada, Delaware, Oregon and Montana. These states had legal sports betting regulations in place.

The first tribal-state compact was signed in Oklahoma. These compacts allowed for Class II gambling and pari-mutuel wagering on horse and dog racing.

The same year, Oklahoma passed the Charitable Games Act which allowed venues to offer bingo, pull-tab games and raffles. These activities fell under the jurisdiction of the Alcoholic Beverage Law Enforcement Commission (ABLE).

2004 – The tribes and the state successfully negotiated Class III gambling compacts. This allowed tribes to expand their operations and open casinos on their land.

2005 – The Oklahoma Lottery was approved.

2013 – Oklahoma tribes were given permission to offer online gambling to international audiences, but not to Oklahoma residents.

2014 – Tribal casinos in Oklahoma reported a record-breaking $4.2bn in revenue.

2016 – Oklahoma’s Iowa tribe launched an international real money poker site. This is still only accessible to overseas players and not Oklahoma residents.

2018 – In February, Oklahoma lawmakers introduced a bill that would legalize sports betting pools the bill was ultimately unsuccessful as the session ended without a vote on the bill.

On 14 May, the Court reached a decision. In a 7 – 2 vote, it was agreed that one of the clauses in PASPA violated the Tenth Amendment, as it commandeered power from states to regulate their own gambling industries. This paved the way for all US states to decide whether or not to legalize sports betting. In the weeks after the PASPA repeal, a number of US sportsbooks launched across the country.

Oklahoma’s lawmakers are now exploring how to go about introducing legal and regulated sports betting operations.

Oklahoma has yet to legalize legal and regulated sports betting, so be sure to check back with BettingUS for the latest updates on sports betting in Oklahoma.