Sports wagering bill passes second Minnesota legislative committee this week

Sports wagering bill passes second Minnesota legislative committee this week

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  • Jill R. Dorson, Sports Handle
March 2, 2023 9:19 PM
  • Jill R. Dorson, Sports Handle

Minnesota Rep. Zack Stephenson is two-for-two this week after the House Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee Thursday morning moved his sports betting bill forward. It was voted out of the House Commerce, Finance, and Policy Committee Tuesday, and now heads to the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee.

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Stephenson’s bill, HF 2000, would allow for retail and statewide mobile wagering and has the backing of the state’s 11 Indian tribes and its professional sports teams. Under the bill, all tribes would be licensed for wagering and entitled to one brick-and-mortar sportsbook and one digital platform, or skin.

Thursday’s committee meeting was succinct and filled with quips.