Missouri sports wagering bill faces filibuster
Efforts to legalize sports wagering in Missouri hit a snag as proponents of VLT introduced "poison pill" amendments to Senate Bill 30
Efforts to legalize sports wagering in Missouri were halted as video lottery terminal supporters tried to introduce "poison pill" amendments to the Senate Bill 30.
The proposed legislation aims to legalize sports betting in Missouri and has the support of casinos and major professional sports teams. All of the state's neighbours have either legalised sports betting or are in the process of doing so.
The tax rate was initially set at 10% of gross gaming revenue, and the Missouri Gaming Commission would regulate the activity. However, several amendments were added to the bill, including an increased tax on revenue to 15%.