Chances for Legalized Sports Betting Legislation Looking Slim

The chances that the Missouri Legislature passes legalized sports betting are getting slimmer.

The current session ends May 13th, and the issue is stalled in the Senate. A major point of contention in the Senate is video lottery games like slot machines, which are illegal and unregulated.

The House passed a bill in March legalizing sports betting with an 8 percent tax on each wager. The Senate version calls for a 10 percent tax and would allow five thousand video lottery games in the state, with no more than seven in any one location.

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