Maine sports wagering bill placed on Special Appropriations Table

| By Marese O'Hagan
A bill that would permit Maine’s tribes, off-track betting facilities and some commercial racetracks to conduct sports wagering has been placed on the state’s Special Appropriations Table, a final step before going to the governor.

House Bill 585 was first introduced on 22 February 2021 as a tribal governance bill and has progressed through Maine’s House and Senate, having been amended twice to include sports wagering.

This amendment says that any tribal casino in Maine is eligible to receive a facility sports wagering licence. However, Bangor Raceway at Bass Park is not eligible to receive such a licence.

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