Vermont’s Senate Finance Committee passed an amended legal sports betting bill on Tuesday, sending it to the Senate floor for full consideration.
The bill cleared the House on March 24 and was approved by the Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee on April 13. Should the legislation pass the Senate and Gov. Phil Scott ultimately sign it into law, Vermont would be the second state this year to legalize sports betting after Kentucky, which authorized wagering on March 31. Vermont would also become the last of the New England states to legalize sports betting.
Vermont’s bill would allow only for statewide mobile wagering and no brick-and-mortar sportsbooks.