A Missouri sports betting effort moved forward in both legislative chambers Thursday, while competing legislation failed to gain support.
On Thursday, Missouri House and Senate committees pushed forward sports betting legislation supported by the state’s casino companies and professional sports teams. The legislation receiving support Thursday resembles similar 2022 legislation.
Meanwhile, a Senate committee rejected a bill, SB 1, that combines sports betting and video lottery terminals. VLTs played a pivotal role in the failure of the MO sports betting effort last year. SB 1 sponsor Sen. Denny Hoskins spoke on the Senate floor for more than an hour Thursday, saying the Senate does not support gaming in Missouri.