Missouri House votes to approve sports betting bill
| By Robert Fletcher
The Missouri House of Representatives has voted to approve a bill that would legalise sports betting in the US state.
While the vote is a step forward in the authorisation of sports betting in the Show-Me State, a formal roll call vote is required in the House before the bill is sent to the state Senate for final confirmation.
House Bill 556, which would allow for retail and online sports wagering in Missouri, is being co-sponsored by Republicans Dave Hinman and Adam Schwadron, as well as Democrats Keri Ingle and Ashley Bland Manlove.
The bill was introduced to the House at the start of the year and approved last night (20 March). Following a formal roll call, which is expected to take place later this week, the bill will then progress to the Senate for further discussion.