Recent Bills on Sports Betting at Tribal Casinos
Sport betting can be taken place on a variety of legal sports betting markets including sportsbooks, casinos, soccer odds, NCAA and other athletic books. Live legal betting refers to states in which betting on live, single-game sports is legal only to users through online and retail sportsbooks. States classified as Legal, Not Yet Operational have legalized sports betting, but are yet to open an internet presence. Some Legal states still prohibit gambling on sports, however, some have legalized sports betting. Not all Legal states have legalized sports betting.
There is a bill currently in the state Legislature that would legalize sports wagering in the state of Columbia. The bill is being considered in the House of Representatives by Representative David Moran. If passed into the state Senate, it will then need to be sent to the House for concurrence before becoming law. If the bill passes the House and becomes law, the revenue generated by legalized sports wagering would provide the state with additional funding for education and infrastructure projects.
An initiative has been introduced in the Maryland House of Representatives that would require the General Assembly to enact legislation regarding sports betting. The initiative has been introduced by delegate George Morehouse, chair of the House Government Operations Committee. The proposed legislation would require the General Assembly to enact bills concerning sports betting that are specifically designed to eliminate potential fraud and insincere conduct that may take place at casinos and sports bookings. The House would need two consecutive readings before becoming law. If the House passes the initiative, the revenue generated from legalized sports betting would provide additional funding for the state’s public education system.
An initiative has been introduced in the California State Legislature that would require the California State Regents to adopt legislation that would legalize sports betting. The bill has been introduced by Assemblyman Das Williams, chair of the State Affairs Committee. If passed into law, the new regulation would eliminate the current ban on sports betting within the state. The Regents would also be required to provide annual reports detailing the costs associated with the ban and the implementation of the new regulated wagering process.
An initiative has been introduced in the Florida House of Representatives by Representative Carlos Cuevas. The bill is being sponsored by Representative Kathleen Diaz-balart, Chair of the House Business and Professional Regulations Committee. If passed into law, the bill would eliminate the current ban on sports betting at all Florida casinos.
An initiative has been introduced in the New Jersey State Legislature that seeks to legalize sports betting in the state. The proposal comes in during the State of New Jersey’s session. Governor Chris Christie has also indicated his support of the bill. If the bill is passed into law, it would become the first state in the nation to legalize sports betting. The Governor has also indicated his support for the professional and amateur sports protection act being introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association has recently introduced a new set of regulations that will be enforced starting in the fall of 2021. This will replace the existing ban that is in place due to the NCAA’s long-standing non-profit status. Two different sets of non-profit associations have been chosen which include the Society of College Athletes, Inc., the Women’s Sports Foundation, and the American Sports Betting Association.
The proposed Senate Bill 11 turned out to be passed in the state of Tennessee by the House of Representatives but was later rejected in the Senate by a vote of 34 to 2. The House is expected to vote on another bill concerning the future of college football. A final Senate bill regarding the oversight of tribal casinos is currently in committee.