Texas House clears online sports betting amendment bill
| By Robert Fletcher
The Texas House of Representatives has voted through a constitutional amendment bill that would allow voters in the US state to legalise online sports betting.
HJR 102 cleared the House by a vote of 101-42 yesterday (11 May) and will now progress forward to the state’s senate for further debate.
Should it pass into law, the constitutional amendment itself would not legalise wagering, but would permit a state-wide vote to be held on the issue. This would take place at an election on 7 November this year.