Sports wagering in Missouri making another run at Capitol

Sports wagering in Missouri making another run at Capitol

Article brief provided by News Tribune
  • Samir Knox, News Tribune
February 5, 2023 8:51 PM
  • Samir Knox, News Tribune

Illinois and Kansas may be benefiting from Missouri’s hesitation to legalize sports wagering.

There are currently six bills in the Missouri Legislature that could legalize sports wagering in Missouri — three in the House and three in the Senate.

In previous years, bills regarding sports wagering have passed in the Missouri House with bipartisan support. However, a bill in the 2022 legislative session did not pass in the Missouri Senate.

Legalized sports wagering has become more common in recent years: Illinois passed a law permitting sports wagering in June 2019 and Kansas passed a similar law in 2022. According to Forbes, there are 36 states that have made laws providing for sports wagering since 2018.