Vermont Legislature passes online sports betting bill, legalization a signature away

Vermont Legislature passes online sports betting bill, legalization a signature away

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  • Geoff Zochodne, Covers
May 9, 2023 4:10 PM
  • Geoff Zochodne, Covers
  • Vermont
  • Sports Betting

Vermont is just a signature away from kicking off a process to bring online sports betting sites to the New England state.

The Vermont House of Representatives concurred on Tuesday with amendments made by the Senate to H.127, legislation that will bring legal sports betting to the Green Mountain State via mobile apps and sites.

H.127 has now passed both chambers of the legislature, putting Vermont on the cusp of becoming the 38th U.S. state to legalize sports betting.

Vermont is the lone holdout in New England when it comes to event wagering, as its regional neighbors have all voted to legalize it in some form. Sports betting was also happening in Vermont via unregulated sites, which prompted policymakers to propose legalization to try to pull that action into authorized and taxable channels with standards for consumer protection.