The Sports Wagering Council (“SWC”) is responsible for regulating online sports wagering and fantasy sports in Tennessee. The SWC is charged with overseeing the licensing and registration process for online sports wagering operators, sports wagering vendors, and fantasy sports operators as well as monitoring and enforcing compliance with the Tennessee Sports Gaming Act and its related rules.
The Sports Wagering Council was given the authority to regulate online sports wagering by the General Assembly through Public Chapter 593, which became law on May 27, 2021, with an effective date of January 1, 2022. Prior to the SWC’s oversight, the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation was responsible for regulating online sports wagering. The Sports Wagering Council was given the authority to regulate fantasy sports through Public Chapter 143, which became law on July 1, 2023. Prior to the SWC’s oversight, the Tennessee Secretary of State was responsible for regulating fantasy sports.