Rhode Island introduces mobile sports betting bill

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A new bill has been introduced by the Senate President Dominick Ruggerio to authorise mobile sports betting in Rhode Island. It is one of the Ruggerio’s top priorities for this year’s legislative agenda, and he said that mobile betting would be convenient and would generate more revenue for the state, which receives 51% of sports betting revenue.

The bill allows the creation of an app that would allow people to access sports betting offerings at Twin River Casino. Accounts have to be created in person at Twin River’s Lincoln or Tiverton casino, where staff could verify a person’s age.

Last month, Ruggerio said that he was confident that the measure could gain passage. “We have sports betting now. I don’t see why we can’t have mobile sports betting. It’s a matter of convenience,” he said.