Maine moves closer to mobile sports betting

| By Richard Mulligan
A bill to legalise mobile sports betting in Maine has been enacted by the state’s House chamber, clearing a regulatory hurdle before being passed to the US state’s Senate and then the Governor for final approval.

Governor Janet Mills will be given the chance to sign off the bill if it passes through the state’s Appropriations Table – a joint committee that is expected to convene as early as today (1 July) – and then receives the backing of the full Senate.

Mills vetoed a previous mobile sports betting bill in January 2020. It is expected that the new law, which includes updated responsible gambling guidelines, is more likely to succeed, although local reports have suggested that the Governor remains split on the issue.

The Senate voted 23-12 to pass the bill on to the next approval stage earlier this month.

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