The push for legal sports betting in Oklahoma is getting some momentum from Gov. Kevin Stitt.
“Let me be clear: I support sports betting in Oklahoma,” the Republican said in a tweet. “Provided that it’s fair, transparent, and the state can maximize revenue potential to invest in top priorities, like education.”
Stitt’s comments come after Rep. Ken Luttrell (R-Ponca City) recently introduced another bill seeking to legalize sports betting in the Sooner State.
Luttrell proposed a similar bill last session, but it failed.
The Ponca City Republican asserted that Oklahomans are going to unregulated, offshore outlets to bet on sports — causing the state to miss out on revenue.