Lawmakers in the state are considering regulatory changes as they want legalised sports betting in Missouri.
US.- Missouri lawmakers are set to release a report today in which they will detail their findings on topics like sports betting and video gambling. They want to introduce regulatory changes as they believe they should have legalised sports betting in Missouri.
State Representative Dan Shaul said that Missouri has a problem with unregulated gambling, KMBC News reported. “This isn’t something I want to kick down the road for another three or four years because all it’s going to do is hurt us on both sides of the aisle,” he added.
The seven-member special committee worked on sports betting and VLTs. “Whether you agree with what’s taking place, it’s happening,” Shaul said. “People in Missouri have found this gambling and they’re liking it and they’re using it and it’s costing the state millions of dollars.”
The committee is still unsure whether the state should have separate bills for sports betting and VLTs. “Either bill is going to have to thread a needle and have a very narrow path to success,” he said. “I think we get left behind on both of these issues if we don’t pass something on both of them this year because we’re losing money that goes directly to education.”