March Madness is here, sports fans! After watching the Volunteers win the SEC Tournament for the first time in 43 years, fans in Tennessee may be eager to put some money down on the home team. However, there will be a few restrictions in place at Tennessee sportsbooks when it comes to March Madness.
While many states have been quick to embrace betting on professional sports, there are several, including Tennessee that have restrictions regarding betting on college sporting events like the NCAA Tournament.
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What March Madness Markets Does Tennessee Sports Betting Restrict?
Many states have restrictions in place for college sports to protect the integrity of the game. Some do not allow betting on any event featuring an in-state team or on events taking place in-state at a neutral site. Tennessee is not one of those states.
Bettors are allowed to bet on games in-state teams are playing in, whether they take place in-state or out. So, if you feel like taking the Vols at -17.5 against Longwood Thursday, you can. Proposition bets, or prop bets, are allowed on teams pre-game.
However, live, in-game betting is not permitted. Neither are prop bets based on an individual player’s performance.
So, if you want to bet on Tennessee to go over or under 74.5 points, you can. You just need to do so before tip-off. Once the game begins, you can’t. If you think the Vols’ leading scorer will decimate the Longwood defense and you want to take the over on his point total you will not be able to because Tennessee sportsbooks will not offer that market or any other that is based on a player’s performance.
If you are looking to give live, in-game betting a try, you will have to travel into Virginia to do so, but you will not be able to bet on any games featuring teams from Virginia.
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What March Madness Markets Can You Bet On In Tennessee?
While it is important to know what you can’t do, it is just as important to know what you can do. Several markets are restricted, but there are still plenty of betting options involving March Madness for bettors to enjoy.
Of course, you can bet on single games via the point spread, moneyline, or total. So, go ahead and take Tennessee to beat Longwood and cover the spread in Thursday’s game (you know you want to). Team-related prop bets are allowed, but only pre-game ones.
Want to bet on whether the final score is odd or even? Or maybe the margin of victory for either team? In Tennessee, you can, but not after the game gets underway.