‘Extraordinary’ first year of sports betting in Tennessee

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – People putting their money on the Vols aren’t alone.

Online sports betting in Tennessee has only been legal since November 2020, and already the state has made millions of dollars off wagers placed inside state lines.

“If you want growth in this business, the way Tennessee is doing is the correct way. With the digital aspect, it’s easy to log on, it’s easy to make a bet and it’s easy to find and withdraw money, so yeah I think Tennessee is is doing it correctly and, we’ll continue to see that grow through the state,” said Johnny Avello, Director of Operations for DraftKings Sportsbook.

According to Nicole Russo with PlayTenn, it’s only the beginning. At the pace Tennesseans are using sports book applications, the state could be one of the fastest to hit $2 billion in wagers in its first year. As of September 2021, Tennessee is at $1.5 billion in wagers.

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