Sport booking is the method of placing a bet on a sporting event, typically football games. In the past, this meant visiting an Sports Booking Operator who would process payment and record the bet’s decision. Today there are sports betting apps that act as digital clearinghouses for bet calls and payouts. In-person casinos are reacting to the increasing popularity of online sports betting, but they are still under threat from PASPA.

Since , sports betting is legal in Iowa. Online operators pay fees for licenses and taxes. Online operators are controlled by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. Sports booking is already legal in Michigan where three casinos began their sports betting operations in March 2020 – just in time to stop the Coronavirus Pandemic. Mississippi also dipped into betting on sports by launching their first sports betting websites in 2018 but they did not accept betting on mobile devices. As betting on sports is becoming more popular states are now permitting it.