Vermont sports betting bill passes out of committee by large margin

Vermont sports betting bill passes out of committee by large margin

Article brief provided by Legal Sports Report
  • Sam McQuillan, Legal Sports Report
March 16, 2023 8:38 PM
  • Sam McQuillan, Legal Sports Report

New England’s last sports betting holdout state is making steady progress, as a Vermont sports betting bill received another legislative approval Wednesday.

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The House Committee on Ways and Means voted 11-1 with no abstentions to advance the VT sports betting bill (H. 127) to its third and final House committee.

The other five New England states already legalized sports betting. After Massachusetts joined the fray earlier this month, four are now live with sports betting apps.

Out of the 24 lawmakers to vote so far, just four have opposed the Vermont sports betting bill. It is the first time in three years a sports betting bill has progressed this far in the state legislature.