Three states made vital progress with payments that might legalize sports activities betting just lately as laws in Georgia, Kansas and Arizona handed by means of one of many two chambers within the legislature.
The Georgia Senate voted in favor of SR 135, which proposed an modification to the state structure to permit for on-line sports activities betting. It handed overwhelmingly by a 41-10 margin, which it wanted since a decision to amend the state’s structure requires a two-thirds majority. SB 142, which might regulate how the market would function was additionally handed.
The invoice heads to the House for a vote the place it ought to discover some assist as there’s a practically an identical invoice within the decrease chamber and it handed by means of a committee final month. Rep. Ron Stephens, who sponsored the House sports activities betting invoice in addition to separate proposal to carry casinos to the state, has mentioned that sports activities betting would be the best playing enlargement to go.
The invoice will permit each on-line and retail sports activities betting by increasing the exercise into the scope of the Kansas Lottery. The Kansas Lottery will function regulators for the market and the state’s 4 casinos can be eligible to run each brick-and-mortar and on-line sportsbooks. Revenue from on-line sportsbooks can be taxed at 8%.
Kansas appeared posed to legalize sports activities betting in 2020, however the pandemic pushed the laws apart after it cleared the Senate.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has been an outspoken proponent of increasing the playing market in his state and is within the midst of renegotiating a gaming compact with the tribes. The invoice will nearly actually get the signature if it hits his desk.
The Senate has a sports activities betting invoice of its personal, however its having bother gaining assist.