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Massachusetts Sees Influx of 14 Sports Betting Bills

Massachusetts sees piles of sports betting bills in both chambers to be discussed in the 2021 session that would adjourn on December 31. As many as 14 sports betting proposals are on the legislative agenda after Friday’s deadline for bill filing in the Bay State. While according to other reports, there are eighteen bills in …

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Vermont Sports Betting Bill Seeks Authorization of Six Mobile Sportsbooks

This February has seen renewed efforts to bring legal sports betting to Vermont following multiple failed attempts in 2019 and 2020. Senator Dick Sears led Senate Bill 77 along with co-sponsors Sen. Christopher Pearson, Sen. Michael Sirotkin, and Sen. Richard Westman. The legislative proposal would allow Vermont sports betting via six mobile sportsbooks operated by …

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Jeff Mullis

Georgia Senate Committee to Vote on Sports Betting Bill This Week

This week Georgia Senate Committee will vote on a sports betting bill that was filed earlier this month on February 11 by a group of influential lawmakers led by Senate Rules Committee Chair Jeff Mullis. The bill is a legislative proposal that would regulate online sports betting in the state. The Senate bill sees its …

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Arizona

Arizona Senate Committee Approves Sports Betting Bill Amid Concerns

A Senate bill to expand sports betting in Arizona is finally making progress following the committee’s approval of SB 1797 earlier this week. While passing the move cautiously, the Senators called for the clarity regarding governor’s renegotiated compact with the tribes. The bill moved forward after Wednesday’s three-hour long session of the Senate Committee on …

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North Dakota

North Dakota Committee Endorses Sports Betting Legislation

On Wednesday, the Republican-led House Judiciary Committee endorsed a resolution that would allow North Dakotans to decide whether they want to see sports betting in the state. The full House will take it up for consideration now. If approved by the House and the Senate, North Dakota sports betting would appear as soon as the …

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Arizona Sports Betting Bill Moves Forward in the House

Arizona House committee moved a proposal onto the House floor Tuesday to allow professional and college sports betting in the state. The move comes after the Commerce Committee approved an amended version of Rep. Jeff Weninger’s HB 2772 after hearing from the stakeholders (teams and the tribes) that it supports the deal Gov. Doug Ducey …

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Alabama Lawmaker Introduces Sports Betting Bill in Senate

A top Alabama lawmaker introduced a bill Tuesday proposing a constitutional amendment to legalize iGaming and sports betting in the state. State Senator Del Marsh unveiled a plan to expand gambling in the Yellowhammer State through a bill that would allow casino-style gaming and sports betting under a lottery instituted for this purpose. The proceeds …

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Governor Dan Patrick

Texas Lt. Governor: Sports Betting Is Not Going to See The Light of Day

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has dismissed any prospects of legal sports betting in Texas, the second-largest state in the United States. While speaking on a local radio station Tuesday, the second-highest-ranking politician in the Lone Star State said Texas sports betting was “not going to see the light of day this season.” He stated that …

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Georgia House Committee Approves Sports Betting Bill

Georgia House Committee approved legislation Tuesday that would legalize statewide online sports betting with remote registration. Rep. Ron Stephens’ HB 86 aims to expand gambling, bypassing the constitutional amendment usually required for such moves. The proposed measure also allows for professional sports franchises or stadiums to associate with operators to offer online sports betting. HB …

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Brendan Crighton

Massachusetts Senator Refiles Sports Betting Bill

A Massachusetts lawmaker has made a renewed attempt to legalize sports betting in the state through a new legislative measure to be taken up by the Senate. Last week, Sen. Brendan Crighton filed Senate Bill 177, allowing lawmakers to have another opportunity to decide whether or not sports betting should be legalized in the Bay …

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