Legalized sports betting continued to grow in 2023, though some significant states remain resistant

Screens display betting information inside Caesars Sportsbook in Dec. 2022 inside Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland. Legalized sports betting continued its expansion in 2023 with six states either passing legislation or beginning to accept wagering, Fanatics got into the business and professional leagues and college athletics continued to further embrace the industry. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)

In this Thursday Sept. 30, 2021, file photo Zach Young, of New Haven, Conn., places a bet at one of the new sports wagering kiosks at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh, File)

LAS VEGAS — Legalized sports betting continued its expansion this year while also factoring into scandals in college athletics and suspensions in the NFL for players who violated the league’s gambling policy.