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Push to Pass Bill to Legalize Sports Betting

There is a push for the legalization of sports gambling in Missouri through a bill in the upcoming state legislation.

The upcoming bill is being introduced by Senator Tony Luetkemeyer, a republican for the 34th District representing Platte & Buchanan Counties. Senate Bill 764 would legalize betting on sports and bets to be placed on mobile or online through devices with geofencing capabilities that can guarantee the bettor is in Missouri.

If the bill were to be passed Luetkemeyer says it could have a positive impact of close to $50-million fiscally, money he believes is already leaving the state due to current Missouri sports betting laws.

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