El Paso is home to an estimated 700,000 residents making it the 22nd largest city in the United States by population. With such a large population it’s a shame that El Paso really has no professional sports teams to speak of. It is without a doubt the largest city in the United States that is not within an hours drive of a team in one of the big four United States sports leagues.
On this page I will outline the legalities of betting on sports if you live in El Paso. I will also recommend two online betting sites for El Paso residents and take a quick look at the offline betting options in the city.
Is Sports Betting Legal in El Paso?
It is not legal to operate a sportsbook within the State of Texas.
That said, it is not illegal for Texas residents to place bets through offshore betting sites. These offshore sportsbooks are licensed, regulated and located outside of the United States.
I have recommended two quality and respected offshore betting sites that accept American residents below.
**There is expected to be another push to legalize sports betting in Texas during the 2023 legislative session. There is support from sports teams, politicians and high profile Texas stakeholders, but there is also still a significant amount of opposition to passing legislature to legalize sports betting in the state.
Best Betting Sites for El Paso Residents
- Built for American bettors
- Wide variety of competitive betting lines
- Easy to navigate betting platform
These are our top two rated offshore betting sites for El Paso residents. Each site is popular across the entire United States, with both sites having served American bettors for the past couple decades.
Bovada and BetOnline both put a priority on providing a safe and secure betting platform for American bettors, so if you are looking to bet on sports from El Paso, look no further than these two sportsbooks.
Offline Sports Betting in El Paso
Sunland Park Racetrack
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino is a popular thoroughbred racetrack located in the Sunland Park suburb of El Paso, just over the Texas border in New Mexico. The racecourse opened in 1959 with the casino portion of the facility being allowed in 1999. The Sunland Derby, and important prep race for the Kentucky Derby, is the highlight of the live racing season at the track.
The track offers live racing, as well as simulcast betting for races from across the United States daily.
Professional Sports Teams in El Paso
- El Paso Chihuahuas (Baseball – MiLB)
- El Paso Locomotive FC (Soccer – USL)