The leader of the Missouri House said Thursday that the odds of sports betting becoming legal in Missouri this year are “decreasing daily.”
“It seems the sun is setting,” House Speaker Dean Plocher, R-Des Peres, said when asked about the prospects of a last-minute legislative push to establish a framework for regulating sports wagering in the state.
The House sent a bill to the Senate where it has languished. The Senate version has been debated by the full chamber but not formally acted upon.
Starting Monday, the Republican-controlled House and Senate have three weeks left in their annual session to finish the budget and check the box on other top GOP priorities, ranging from making it harder to amend the state Constitution to expanding school choice.