Riverboat gambling has a long history in Missouri. But the state has come a long way since the days of Mark Twain. Riverboat casinos have moved onshore. Plus, Missouri is now considering new forms of gambling expansion, like sports betting.
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The state is already making a push to get sports betting legalized in 2021 with several different potential pieces of legislation. We know it is hard to keep track of what is going on in Jefferson City, so we are here to help with updates on which bills are moving forward and what kind of framework the state could use to allow retail sportsbooks and online betting.
But after this week’s debate, it seems unlikely that any sports betting bill will pass in Missouri this session. Winter called it a long shot and reiterated casinos’ strong opposition to VLTs.
A Kansas City man stole millions of dollars through sports betting fraud. The cautionary tale should raise eyebrows of Missouri lawmakers.
Another year, another Missouri online gambling bill. Could legalizing sports betting, online casinos, and online poker be too ambitious?