As we enter the month of June, the temperature is rising outside, and things are heating up in the state legislatures as more and more sports betting bills continue to pass and be signed into law.
Colorado joined the fun on Friday when Gov. Polis signed the bill into law, becoming the 5th state of 2019 to legalize sports betting. Voters will need to make it official when the next election rolls around.
The Illinois sports betting bill passed the House and Senate on Sunday, and now, the legislation needs only one signature from the governor to become law.
Oregon started this week off by announcing the Oregon Lottery would be partnering with SBTech Malta Ltd. to offer land-based, online, and mobile sports betting to residents of the state before the start of football season.
Unfortunately, Louisiana won’t be as lucky after its sports betting bill was killed via “poison pills” after being loaded with amendments that caused the legislation to fail, meaning Louisiana will not legalize sports betting in 2019.
North Carolina has one bill hearing to authorize a gaming commission to regulate sports betting while Delaware has one hearing to decide whether to add sports lottery players to an involuntary exclusion list.
While more legislative events are expected to come over the next few weeks, this week is pretty light on the action side since many state lawmakers are taking a summer break.
Wednesday, June 5
|Delaware||HB131||Adds certain sports lottery players to an involuntary exclusion list||Hearing||Senate Majority Caucus|
|North Carolina||H929||Establishes the North Carolina Gaming Commission||Hearing||Judiciary Committee|
Dates With No Action
*No state legislative action on sports betting bills for the following dates.
- June 3
- June 4
- June 6
- June 7
- June 8
- June 9