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Arizona sports betting bill moves forward in the House
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A n Arizona House committee on Tuesday advanced a bill that would allow betting on professional and college sports at tribal casinos and sites owned by professional sports teams after hearing from teams and the tribes that back the deal Gov. Doug Ducey cut with tribes. The House Commerce Committee voted 9-1 to approve House Bill 2772, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Weninger, which would allow pro sports teams like the Arizona Diamondbacks and tribes that already run casinos to have sports betting operations, the Associated Press reports. It also would legalize fantasy sport betting from online operators, and it would allow new betting at horse racing tracks and groups like the VFW, which would be able to sell Keno tickets. Rep. Diego Espinoza joined eight others in voting for the bill but said he wanted to see bars and possibly restaurants included and may not back the measure in the full House if they are not. Associations representing bars complained that they were being left out of new opportunities. They said existing big operators will get added revenue while the bars are either closed or operating under severe restrictions becasue of the coronavirus. “How can it be that in Arizona that only the big players seem to benefit while small businesses operating with restrictions and being asked to operate under reduced capacity for the foreseeable future are not even mentioned in this bill,” David Delos, president of the Arizona Licensed Beverage Association, told the House Commerce Committee. Rep. Pamela Powers Hannleynoted that she was “an outlier” when she cast the lone no vote. She said she was concerned about data privacy from online gambling operations and about the potential costs of problem gambling. Ducey’s office has released scant details of the deal with tribes that updates expiring 2002 compacts. He sent his top lawyer, Anni Foster, to tout the legislation needed to put it in place. She said the legislation is needed to legalize new off-reservation gambling that tribes are allowing as part of the renegotiated compact. The new wagering options have been widely anticipated since Ducey announced “an opportunity for a modernized gaming compact that will bring in more revenue for our tribal nations and our state budget,” in his State of the State address last month. Ducey has worked on a new deal with tribes for several years, hoping it can boost state revenue by allowing gambling outside of tribal-run casinos. Representatives from all the major Arizona pro sports teams back the measure, which would allow them to operate sportsbooks inside and near their venues. Amilyn Pierce of the Arizona Diamondbacks noted that teams in states with legalized sports betting are bringing in added revenue that hurts the competitiveness of Arizona teams. “We cannot allow Arizona to fall behind, putting our sports teams at a significant disadvantage in a competitive market,” Pierce told lawmakeers. Major Arizona tribes back the proposal, which would allow them to add new table games as well as betting on pro and college sports. An undisclosed number of new casinos could be built in metro Phoenix. The state will take in about 8% of the new non-tribal gambling profit, which will go to the general fund. Money from a maximum 8% tax on tribal gaming profits goes to special state accounts and local governments. Kelsey Lundy, a lobbyist representing the three largest fantasy sports betting companies, say they estimate as much as $42 million a year in new state revenue. .
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Missouri senators file three sports betting bills
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T hree Missouri state senators filed similar bills Tuesday to legalize sports betting in the state. The senators say this could bring nearly $50 million to the state in revenue a year, and the money would go towards education. The difference between the three bills is the tax rate, annual licensing fee, and application fees for operators, FOX 2 reports. On Tuesday, two of the senators testified in front of a Senate committee. One person did testify against the bills but many spoke in favor of them, including the Missouri Gaming Association. “All of this is taking place in the illegal market now. We’re trying to bring it out of the illegal market, bring it into a legal regulated environment where we can be assured that bets are handled proper, consumers are treated fairly and those who have issues with gambling cannot participate,” said Mike Winter, executive director of the Missouri Gaming Association. “In my view, there’s really not much of a reason not to do it at this point,” said Sen. Caleb Rowden, sponsor of Senate Bill 256, supported by Winter, as reported by Columbia Missourian. “It’s already happening. We might as well legalize what’s already happening and make a little money off of it.” Twenty-six states have legalized sports gambling. Of those states, the 6.75% tax on revenue in SB 256 would tie Iowa for the lowest in the country. At casinos in Missouri, there is currently a 21% gaming tax. Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, the sponsor of SB 18, a different sports gambling bill with a 9% tax on revenue, was critical of SB 256’s low tax rate. “I just believe that we’re leaving a little bit too much money on the table for education,” Hoskins said. The other bill that would legalize sports gambling and mobile wagering is SB 217, sponsored by Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville. A major difference in SB 217 is that it requires the use of official sports league data. Lobbyists for all the state’s major sports teams – like the Cardinals, Blues, and Chiefs testified in favor of legalizing sports betting. All three of the bills were discussed among the senate committee but did not receive a vote. Sports betting advocates have argued new revenue potential justifies sportsbook legalization, but there is a separate effort to legalize video lottery gaming terminals, or VLTs, whose backers note the machines, which could be placed within certain truck stops, fraternal organizations and bars, would likely generate even more tax money than even statewide mobile wagering, as reported by Action Network. The state’s 13 casinos oppose legal VLT machines, fearing it would diminish patronage to their facilities, all of which are located on either the state’s western or eastern borders. The casinos say revenues lost to VLTs would likely outweigh any gains from legal sports betting. .
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