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Sports betting launches in Tennessee

| By Daniel O'Boyle
Sports betting in Tennessee launched yesterday (1 November), with major operators such as DraftKings, FanDuel and BetMGM as well as the local Action247 launching their sports betting products.

The Lottery, which acts as the regulator for the market, confirmed on Friday that sports betting operators may take bets from players aged 21 and over and located in the state from Sunday as planned.

“This Sunday will represent the culmination of an enormous amount of work and due diligence to bring online-only sports wagering to Tennessee, the only state in the nation to do so,” TEL President and chief executive Rebecca Paul Hargrove said. “As the regulator, today also represents the beginning of a new stage as we establish and support a responsible and competitive program here. 

“We will continue to work with all licensees, registrants and applicants to protect the consumer, promote fairness in sports and regulate this new Tennessee industry that provides critical funds to the state and local governments.”

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