Sports Betting in Missouri Returns For Another Go

Warrensburg State Representative Dan Houx is not giving up.

He is again sponsoring a bill to legalize sports betting.

The measure has repeatedly been blocked in the Senate by fellow Republican Denny Hoskins.

Houx tells a House committee that revenue from the measure could bring in about 35 million dollars to education from the proposed 10-percent tax rate…

Testifying against the bill was Bob Priddy, who called it irresponsible fiscal policy for proposing a tax rate far below that of what casinos in Missouri currently tax for gaming.

Houx said that if he cannot pass his bill this year, he will support a ballot measure that seeks to legalize it.