Oklahoma to vote on sports betting bill

Lawmakers in Oklahoma are set to vote on a bill to allow sports betting at tribal casinos once it passes a committee.

US.- The 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) could soon be revoked if the US Supreme Court decides to, and states all around the nation are pushing sports betting legalisation bills. In Oklahoma, House Bill 3375 – which would allow the segment to run in its tribal casinos – has been approved by a committee and will be debated at the House.

The Oklahoma House of Representatives Appropriations and Budget Committee approved the proposed legislation with 17 votes in favour and eight against. Now it’s set to be discussed at the full House but, according to gambling research firm Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (which predicted the piece would be introduced), it isn’t very likely to be approved.

Despite passing the committee, the bill still has uncertainties such as the lack of information on how sports betting would be conducted and didn’t include the punitive “integrity fee” like the one major leagues are pushing for.

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