North Dakota’s House of Representatives have passed the sports betting bill. This will move the state closer to legalising sports betting. The legislation approves betting on both collegiate and professional sports. The bill has been now sent to the Senate.
The state has changed its long-held stance against sports betting with this vote.
The bill will now be heading to the Senate, where it may finally be approved and sent to the Governor’s desk to be signed into Law. It is expected that it will, as both chambers have a Republican majority and the Lower one has already supported its approval.
Rep. Michael Howe emphasised on the fact that unregulated sports betting already takes place in the state. “It’s already occurring in North Dakota,” Howe said. “Let’s keep that money in North Dakota for charities, addiction services and tax revenue.”