Oklahoma bill looks to implement governor’s sports betting plan, over tribal concerns about exclusivity

Oklahoma bill looks to implement governor’s sports betting plan, over tribal concerns about exclusivity

Article brief provided by KOCO-TV
  • Andy Weber, KOCO-TV
February 11, 2024 9:39 AM

While the Super Bowl is just days away [as of Feb. 9], fans in Oklahoma still can’t legally bet on the big game.

But state lawmakers aren’t giving up hope. Two new sports betting bills were filed ahead of the 2024 session.

A bill that can be considered by lawmakers looks to implement a legalization plan that was rolled out by the governor in the fall. Tribal nations took issues with that plan because it doesn’t guarantee them the exclusive rights to oversee mobile sports betting.

State Sen. Casey Murdock filed Senate Bill 1434, which could enable the State Lottery Commission to roll out mobile sports betting.