Another week, one other sports activities betting plan. It appears one other state considers getting on the wagering legalization bandwagon each different week and Minnesota would be the newest.
Media retailers reported not too long ago that legislators are anticipated to take up the problem once more within the spring. Gaming corporations have already begun discussing the issue with casino properties within the state as properly, together with world gaming large International Game Technology (IGT).
“It’s something we talk to operators in Minnesota about when we see them, either if somebody goes up to Minnesota to see what’s happening locally, or casino operators that travel to Las Vegas and we see them at industry conferences,” IGT President of sports activities betting instructed The Minneapolis Star-Tribune this week.
Lining Up Properties
Minnesota is surrounded by neighboring states that each one enable sports activities betting, together with North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Beyond merely discussing the problem with casinos, IGT additionally continues lining up companion casinos within the Midwest and could possibly be a serious participant in Minnesota as properly.
The firm already has sports activities wagering kiosk operations in 30 states across the nation in addition to in Washington, D.C. A sports activities wagering plan failed within the state earlier this yr. The proposal would have allowed for retail and on-line betting, however a number of key lawmakers opposed the trouble.
Disagreements over which entities ought to be granted licenses within the state additionally hampered efforts. Supporters will now look to reintroduce a invoice within the subsequent session, which begins on Feb. 12.
Sports Betting Continues to Expand
The North Star State is simply the most recent to contemplate opening the betting home windows (dwell and on-line). Maine formally launched final week, turning into the thirty seventh state or U.S. territory to supply betting, together with Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt® additionally not too long ago introduced plans to deliver wagering to the Sooner State as properly. Vermont has additionally legalized betting and awaits completion of the regulation course of.
After months of authorized wrangling, Florida’s Seminole tribe can be set to launch retail sports activities betting on the group’s Florida casinos in December. However, as a lawsuit performs out on the state supreme courtroom, the tribe’s on-line betting efforts stay on maintain at the least for now.