Minnesota wagering bill still faces challenges

Minnesota wagering bill still faces challenges

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  • Jill R. Dorson, SportsHandle
March 9, 2023 7:30 PM
  • Jill R. Dorson, SportsHandle

Minnesota’s sports betting bill continued moving through the state legislature Thursday when the House Committee on Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee advanced it.

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The measure was referred for consideration next by the State and Local Government Finance and Policy Committee. The bill so far has been heard in three committees and still has multiple stops before getting to the House floor. The legislature is set to adjourn May 22.

As the bill currently stands, Minnesota’s 11 tribes would get a monopoly on sports betting, as professional sports teams and horse-racing facilities are excluded.