Maryland’s nascent sports betting industry took some huge steps forward recently as lawmakers began seriously debating what the state’s sports wagering model should eventually look like. Maryland’s voters overwhelmingly voted “yes” for sports betting in the statewide referendum that took place on Presidential Election Day.
Kansas sports betting continues to look more like becoming reality as the State Senate reacts positively to the sports betting legalization bill, SB 84, the bill that seeks to put online sports betting in the hands of Kansas residents and visitors.
Connecticut sports betting and online casino gaming have taken a huge step towards becoming reality, after State Governor Ned Lamont included revenue from online gaming included in his two-year state budget.
Georgia lawmakers have allowed safe passage of HB 86, (20 votes to 6) which would potentially legalize online sports wagering through the Georgia Lottery and allow for mobile sports betting only, much like what is available in nearby Tennessee.
Tennessee legal online sportsbooks have continued their incredible start by motoring to an incredible 38% increase in December 2020 in what was only the second full month of legal sports wagering in the Volunteer State. It comes on the back of the state of Tennessee recording the biggest ever debut month by any legal online sports betting state in November 2020. Naturally, that makes it the best two-start ever for any state in U.S. sports betting history.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is sponsoring the latest push to bring legalized online sports betting to the Bay State with the Governor’s HD 678 bill allowing for statewide online sports wagering and to hand regulatory power to the state’s gaming commission, which would eventually become the sports betting industry regulator.
Virginia joined Michigan in the final days of January as the nation’s latest legal sports betting states, with the Old Dominion State beginning with just two sportsbooks in FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKings in operation.