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Kansas House Votes Down Legal Sports Betting

The Kansas House defeated a sports betting bill last week with a 71-48 majority, less than a month after its counterpart bill was approved in the Senate. If passed, the legislation would have allowed Kansans to place legal sports wagers online, as well as at land-based retailers and casinos.  Despite …

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Georgia Sports Betting Bill Falls Victim to Politics This Year

Georgia sports betting will remain elusive this year amid repeated efforts to legalize the bill in a session that ended last Wednesday. The House Committee on Rules pushed the Georgia sports betting bill back to the floor of the chamber Wednesday afternoon, where the bill died less due to lack …

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New Texas Casino Bill Filed With Sports Betting Options

Two Texas lawmakers have filed a casino and sports betting bill a month after the Lt. Governor said sports betting has a zero chance in Texas. The legislation was filed by Rep. John Kuempel in the House and Sen. Carol Alvarado in the Senate. Toni Rose was later added as …

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Maryland House Panel Approves Amended Sports Betting Bill

Maryland House of Delegates committee approved Friday an amended proposal that would legalize sports betting and fantasy sports games in the state. The proposed bill would allow for up to 22 in-person sports betting venues and 15 options for mobile betting. The state could draw nearly $20 million annually in …

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Georgia Senate Approves Bills for Legalized Sports Betting

Georgia Senate has approved two measures regarding the legalization of sports betting in the state, including the ballot question. On Friday, the state Senators passed Senate Resolution 135 on a 41-10 bipartisan vote, which would ask Georgians if they allow online sports betting in the state. The resolution to amend …

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South Dakota, First to Send Sports Betting Bill to Governor in 2021

South Dakota has become the first state in 2021 to send the final sports betting draft to Governor Kristi Noem’s desk for final approval. This comes four months after South Dakota voters nodded to sports betting in a referendum. The Governor is likely to approve the measure as 59% of …

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Every Stakeholder in Maryland Seeks Mobile Sports Betting License

As Maryland sports betting is shaping up in both chambers, it appears that every stakeholder wants a share in the mobile license. On Thursday, Maryland House Ways and Means Committee heard testimony from nearly 25 interested parties who support HB 940, including national sportsbook operators, problem gambling advocates, and representatives …

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Kansas Senate Committee Approves Amended Sports Betting Bill

The Kansas Senate Committee passed an amended version of a sports betting bill on Wednesday before sending it to the full Senate for final discussion. If passed, SB 84 would pave the way for statewide online sports betting in Kansas. Earlier this month, Kansas Federal and State Affairs Committee resolved …

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