No deal on sports betting.
The Missouri Legislature’s session has ended without passing a bill that would legalize sports wagering.
Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden points the finger at fellow Republican Senator Denny Hoskins for wanting to include the regulation of video slot machines.
Rowden said: “It is the responsibility of the people who want that, in this case, Senator Hoskins, to do his work and find 17 other people who believe in his position. Until that happens, he is solely responsible for why we don’t have sports betting in Missouri – no more no less. So, either he finds more friends, or he needs to get out of the way,”.
St. Louis Cardinals President Bill DeWitt the Third has said he is thinking about organizing a referendum to ask Missouri voters in 2024 to back the legalization of sports betting.