Missouri Senate Democratic Leader Says Only Special Session He Would Consider Returning for is Sports Betting Bill

(MISSOURINET) –  Missouri’s neighboring states allow sports betting but not Missouri. An effort to legalize sports wagering fell short this year in the state Legislature. State Senate Republican Leader Caleb Rowden says it is a priority next year. Senate Democratic Leader John Rizzo, of Independence, says he’s all for legalizing the form of gambling in Missouri.

Both Rowden and Rizzo have said Missouri lawmakers look like fools for not passing a sports betting bill.