The Iowa Legislature believes if the state builds sportsbooks, the bettors will come. The state House voted 67-31 to finalize legislation, sponsored by Rep. Bobby Kaufmann and Sen. Roby Smith, that allows legalized sports betting and wagering on fantasy sports sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel.
Talks between Senator Wilton Simpson (R-Trilby, FL) and the Seminole Tribe could bring sports betting to Florida possibly bypassing the need of a statewide referendum. Simpson, who is lined up to be the Senate president after the 2020 elections, is negotiating a revenue-sharing compact with the tribe.
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Pennsylvania and New Jersey reported a rise in sports betting during this year’s March Madness. In Pennsylvania, sports betting increased by almost one-third as additional venues opened in time for the college basketball championship. Gamblers bet a record $44.5 million in March, according to statistics released this week by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.