Tennessee sports betting apps are now in the palm of your hand, thanks to the launch of the first four online sportsbooks in the state. No matter whether you use an Apple or Android device, you can find a dedicated sportsbook app that is optimized for your wagering in the Volunteer State.
The great thing is that it does not matter where you are in Tennessee if you want to bet. Anyone who is over the age of 21 and physically inside the state is eligible to place a wager on a Tennessee sportsbook.
If you’re new to online sports betting, it’s alright if you feel a bit nervous or apprehensive about downloading a sportsbook to your device. You may be wondering if it’s safe or whether these companies are legitimate.
The short answer is that they are legitimate, they are very safe, and getting a sportsbook app onto your smartphone or tablet largely requires the same procedure as any other type of app. But, we will walk you through the process of getting started step by step.
Read on for the best sports betting apps in Tennessee and how you can join in on the fun.
Legal and licensed mobile sports betting is live in Tennessee. The refusal of Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to sign HB1 into law was really only symbolic. He knew that without an explicit veto, the state’s sports betting bill would pass. This law subsequently laid out a framework and taxation schedule for online and mobile sports betting in Tennessee.
The sports betting operators live in Tennessee are licensed, safe and legitimate betting options for Tennessee sports bettors.
The TN sportsbooks that launched on Nov. 1, 2020, include:
Of course, there are other sports betting app operators eyeing Tennessee. The state is wide open, in that online and mobile sports betting operators have no need to partner with land-based gambling operations to set up shop, and there’s no cap on licenses. Operators simply need to meet the licensing requirements and pay the licensing fee.
That means the following TN sportsbook brands should be among the next to launch:
Here are some more details regarding available sportsbook apps in Tennessee:
Run by the largest daily fantasy sports operator in the US, DraftKings Sportsbook is now synonymous with online and mobile sports betting across the US. Its sports betting app simplifies the language of sports betting and offers users a personalized betting carousel to make finding the bets they’re interested in easy. DraftKings Sportsbook also offers a competitive bonus and promo structure.
Leading the list of things making the DraftKings app so distinctive are its:
The DraftKings Sportsbook app is available on iPhone / iPad and Android devices, and while there is a player loyalty program, more value for loyal users can be found in the regular promotions and bonuses.
Another daily fantasy sports operator turned sportsbook, FanDuel has used brand recognition, marketing, and its loyal DFS player base to become a market leader wherever it has gone. Its sports betting app is run by one of the most reputable names in the country. It offers competitive bonuses and lines with a selection of bets and sports betting markets that is second to none.
Leading the list of things making the FanDuel betting app a market leader are:
The FanDuel Sportsbook app is available on iOS and Android devices, and while there is no player loyalty program, there’s tons of value to be found in all its regular and seasonal promotions.
Run by US casino giant MGM Resorts International, BetMGM is the gold standard in the online and mobile sports betting world. Its sports betting app is backed by the premier brand in US gambling, so there are crossover promos with MGM properties, a robust banking system with plenty of options, and a user-friendly app with unparalleled functionality.
Leading the list of things making the BetMGM Sportsbook app among the best in the business are:
The BetMGM Sportsbook app is available on iOS and Android devices, and there’s even a player loyalty program offering links to MGM’s traditional M Life Rewards casino loyalty program.
If you’re looking for an option that is locally owned and operated, Action 24/7 is the place to go. The site is already up and running here in TN with games that are completely free-to-play with the chance to win real money prizes.
Here are some of the things that make Action 24/7 a solid option for bettors:
William Hill Sportsbook, WynnBet, and BetAmerica Sportsbook have all already started the licensure process in Tennessee and are expected to launch in the early months of 2021.
In addition, these sportsbooks are also on our radar:
Based in Australia but with a growing presence in the US, PointsBet is known in the online and mobile sports betting world for being just a little different. Its sports betting app promises more betting markets than most, truly competitive bonuses for players, and a number of unique promos and features.
Leading the list of things making PointsBet’s app stand out are:
The PointsBet app is available on iOS and Android devices, and there’s even a player loyalty program offering bonus dollars for every bet.
Run by Rush Street Gaming, an Illinois-based company that owns and operates a growing list of commercial casinos and online gambling verticals across the US, BetRivers has become one of the fastest-growing brands in online and mobile sports betting across the country. Its sports betting app offers solid support and truly functional software alongside bonuses with some of the lowest wagering requirements out there.
Leading the list of all the things making BetRivers grow so fast are its:
The BetRivers Sportsbook app is available on iOS and Android devices, and the iRush Rewards player loyalty program is second to none. It offers loyalty points for bets you can use in the bonus store and the ability to bank bonuses you can claim later.
You can download, install and use TN sports betting apps on most mobile devices. This includes iPhones and iPads running on iOS version 8 or higher and Android phones and tablets running on Android version 5.1 or higher.
Both iOS and Android apps offer full TN mobile sports betting functionality.
Here’s how to do get started with your specific device:
iOS (iPhone and iPad) instructions
Geolocation technology is a positioning system used to pinpoint your current location. It’s the method TN sports betting apps use to ensure you are in Tennessee when you’re placing bets. You don’t have to live in Tennessee, but you do have to be inside state lines when you bet.
Geolocation tracks your IP address and triangulates your current Wi-Fi signal to figure out exactly where you are. The tech is supplied by companies like GeoComply, Central Account Management System, xyVerify and Locaid.
Thankfully, you don’t need to do much to get your location verified. Most of the time, downloading and installing a TN sportsbook app will automatically install the geolocation plug-in you need as well. If not, the operator will walk you through it.
It works best on Android devices and iPhones/iPads because these devices have built-in GPS capabilities and no plug-in is required. You just need to make sure your GPS location services are turned on.
While each app is slightly different, all of them will include account and cashier functionality. This means you can register and deposit via the app. They also contain pages on current bonuses, loyalty program info and promotions.
Here is how it works:
Tennessee betting apps offer the same sports to bet on as most other states. Here is a list of the sports available:
These options are only the main ones available, with plenty of niche sports and events popular in numerous other countries likely featured.
Do expect some limitations when it comes to betting on college sports. The state explicitly banned in-game prop bets on collegiate sports. Additionally, Tennessee does not allow prop bets on individual college athletes, nor can you bet on possible injuries.
Many sports have specific bets; for example, yards rushed in football or period betting in hockey. There are also standard single and multiple bets that cover many sports and, of course, player props and season-long futures bets that vary by league.
Singles bets include the moneyline (straight bets), total bets and point spread wagers (where the books add points to the underdog to even the score). You can bet on multiple matches with parlays, teasers (multiples with flexible spreads) or round robins (multiple parlays from a pool of games).
Popular props include the first player to score, period betting and sport-specifics, like the odd or even in basketball or Grand Salami bets in baseball.
Remember, collegiate athlete prop wagers are banned, as well as all in-play prop wagering.
All sportsbooks come with a big marketing push. The brands incentivize customers with a mix of offers that include:
Look out for loyalty programs that reward regular bets. These take different formats: free bets, points you can exchange for bonuses and VIP tiers are all popular.
Sports betting brings a lot of opportunities to run promotions on major events. It is worth checking all the brands in the run-up to the playoffs or the Super Bowl, for example.
You’ll find popular offers such as best odds guarantees, overtime insurance or parlay returns boosts
When the apps arrive, the big advantages of legal sports betting will become clear via the banking options.
Regular payment options, which are the same as you’d use to make any purchase online, become available. These methods keep things safe and simple for bettors.
Here is the list of available banking options in in Tennessee:
The big question mark on deposit methods for TN sports betting apps is credit cards. The law and regulations are currently worded that only cash-based transactions are allowed as deposit methods. That seems to indicate credit cards may not be a deposit option for Tennessee bettors.