Legal sports betting has gone bust in Maryland with the state’s General Assembly not taking up the legislation this session. With two years of failure to get betting across the finish line, the earliest legal wagering could be authorized is 2021, likely in a statewide referendum. Read more in this SBR newswire.
New Jersey, the state whose lawsuit brought the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that made sports betting possible across the United States, continues to embrace wagering. According to Garden State gaming officials, more than $320 million was wagered in February, with Super Bowl weekend bolstering the bottom line.
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North Carolina is considering a limited entry into sports wagering, nearly a year after a Supreme Court ruling opened the door to legal betting outside Nevada. The Tar Heel State is the 30th state this year to consider sports wagering. The bill proposes in-person betting only on professional and college sports.
Sports betting appears to be going online and mobile in Rhode Island. On Tuesday, the Rhode Island House of Representatives passed a bill 64-8 allowing mobile and online sports betting, sending the legislation to the governor for her signature. Rhode Island is the only state in the New England region that has legal sports betting.