MN House to Hear Sports Betting Bill

Published On: April 1st, 20240.7 min readCategories: Local News, News

There’s another hearing in the Minnesota House Wednesday on a bill that would legalize sports betting on a mobile app and at 11 tribal casinos in the state. Commerce Committee Chair Zack Stephenson of Coon Rapids says a new provision would create a regulatory authority structure for daily fantasy sports betting.

“A significant amendment that was adopted to the sports betting bill in the State Government committee,” Stephenson said. “So the committee has a chance to see that work and understand what was done in the state government committee. That’ll be informational only as you and I have discussed.”

Stephenson’s amendment also makes adjustments for charitable gaming which he says could result in 40 million dollars in annual tax relief for pull-tab operators. The state’s horse tracks oppose the bill.

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