Vermont Senate moves heavily amended wagering bill to third reading

Vermont Senate moves heavily amended wagering bill to third reading

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  • Jill R. Dorson, SportsHandle
May 3, 2023 3:47 PM
  • Jill R. Dorson, SportsHandle

The Vermont Senate on Wednesday approved multiple amendments to a legal digital sports betting bill and moved it forward to third reading.

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The heavily altered legislation, H 127, would allow for online wagering only, with a minimum of two platforms and a maximum of six. The amendments, which came from various committees in both the House and the Senate, deal with advertising rules, fees, and taxing winnings.

The Senate adjourned Wednesday afternoon before considering H 127 on third reading, and will reconvene Thursday morning at 10 a.m. ET.

If the Senate sends the bill to Gov. Phil Scott and he signs it, Vermont would become the final New England state to legalize wagering and the third in the nation to legalize online betting only. Tennessee was the first to do that in 2019, followed by Wyoming in 2021.