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Legal Sports Betting Bills Scheduled For May 27 – June 2

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We hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend!

Louisiana starts the week out with two hearings. This first one is on sports betting and – if passed – would give voters in each parish a choice to vote on whether they want to allow sports betting in their parish. The other bill is regarding taxation for fantasy contests. The state legalized DFS in 47 out of 64 parishes during the midterms last year.

Massachusetts has hearings scheduled for numerous bills that could legalize and regulate sports betting in the state, but it’s still unclear which piece of legislation will make eventually make it to the governor’s desk. HB 68 was the first and is the most likely candidate.

Ohio lawmakers are working on two bills concerning sports betting and one of the two will have two hearings with the House Finance Committee this week. The most significant difference between the two measures is who regulates sports wagering in the state since one gives the casino commission the control while the other grants power to the lottery commission.

Lastly, Rhode Island has one hearing related to a sports betting bill this week and concerns whether the legislature will vote to increase credit limits at casinos with sportsbooks.

Below you’ll find every piece of sports betting legislation that is scheduled to receive action this for the week of May 27 to June 2.

Tuesday, May 28

StateBillDescriptionActionLocation
LouisianaSB153Legalizes sports betting in parishes receiving a majority vote in next electionHearing House Committee on Appropriations
HB600Determines tax rate for fantasy contestsHearingSenate Committee on Revenue and Fiscal Affairs

Wednesday, May 29

StateBillDescriptionActionLocation
MassachusettsH68Expands sports bettingHearingJoint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies
H366Establishes and regulates sports betting HearingJoint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Hearing
H372Amends state constitution HearingJoint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Hearing
H373Amends state constitution HearingJoint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Hearing
S201Defines sports betting and amends state constitution HearingJoint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Hearing
S224Defines sports betting and amends state constitution HearingJoint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Hearing
S229Establishes commission to regulate sports betting HearingJoint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Hearing
S231Amends state constitution HearingJoint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Hearing
OhioHB194Legalizes and regulates sports betting; determines tax rate for licensed operators3rd HearingHouse Finance Committee
Rhode IslandS0911Increases casino credit limit from $50k to $100kHearingSenate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Hearing

Thursday, May 30

StateBillDescriptionScheduledLocation
OhioHB194Legalizes and regulates sports betting; determines tax rate for licensed operators4th HearingHouse Finance Committee

Dates With No Action

*No state legislative action on sports betting bills for the following dates:

  • May 27
  • May 30
  • June 1
  • June 2
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