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Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - December 3, 2019: Is Missouri Ready for Sports Betting

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Dec/02/2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Tuesday December 3, 2019.


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Is Missouri Ready for Legalized Sports Betting?

On Monday, a special interim House committee issued a report tackling two big issues related to wagering: “gray machine” video Gambling terminals popping up throughout the state, and sports wagering.

The subject is expected to be tackled early in the year.

The committee says sports betting is “a legitimate opportunity to increase state revenues” but makes no specific recommendations on how precisely it would work.

From the Kansas City Star:

Oversight from the Missouri Gaming Commission, a limited number of in-person betting locations, online and mobile device wagering and a cut of the take for education, as the Missouri Constitution requires.

The state may want to limit in-person sports wagering to existing casinos, which will undoubtedly see less revenue if sports betting is allowed. Less casino revenue could hurt local communities involved in traditional gaming.

Our Free Picks Record as of December 3

2019 NFL Record: 3-10 (0%)

2019 College Football Record: 4-2 (66.6%)

2019 MLB Record: 26-18-2 (59%) - No Plays Over -160

2018-19 College Basketball Record: 12-9 (57.1%)

2018-19 NBA Record: 7-5 (58%)

2018 MLB Record: 45-35 (56.2%)

2018 NBA Record: 12-4-1 (75%)

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- Aaron Goldstein, Gambling911.com

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