The state Senate will discuss on Thursday a sports betting bill to legalise the segment both in casinos and its mobile version.
US.- The sports betting industry continues to advance in the US and Minnesota may join in the business soon. Next Thursday, the Senate will debate Bill 1894, which would legalise sports betting to be operated in both casinos and mobile devices.
The bill was introduced late on February, by a mostly Republican group of senators and sets specifics for the segment’s regulation, including taxation and zoning rules. It allows tribal casinos and racetracks to run the segment, in addition to online and mobile versions, both on professional and collegiate sports.
“For to long, Minnesotans wanting to place bets on sporting events have had to rely on an unregulated process. This legislation brings the sports gambling industry out of the shadows and ensures that consumers have the proper protections in place that allow for a fair and transparent experience,” representative Pat Garofalo said.
There are already eight states with legal, which is why Minnesota lawmakers want to hurry and regulate the segment in order not to lose any more money to neighbouring regions.