Wednesday marks the day when the online sports betting bill got passes in the house of representatives, Tennessee. Even though there was a heated conversation about this matter took place earlier among the people who were trying to figure out the wrong outcomes by the legalization of the sport betting.
House Bill 1, the first filed this session is expected to allow the online sports betting in Tennessee.
The bill also had a section which suggested an offline appearance ( the brick and mortar structure which allows to bet on sports ) but it was ultimately turned down and was removed to be the active part of the bill. This amendment was made considering any sort of negative effects the offline model of gambling would have onto the people
The bill was passed on a vote of 58 to 37.
The bill was also approved in the Senate Finance committee on Wednesday and will head to the Senate floor for a vote.
House Speaker Glen Casada, who cast a vote in support of the bill, said he did not anticipate the governor vetoing the legislation if it passes the Senate.
At least this way, there’s some regulation and some oversight into it, versus right now, it’s done without those things – House Speaker Glen Casada
The legislation includes a list of types of people who are not allowed to participate in the betting activities. These people include the athletes and team owners. It also includes the people who run sports betting operations and others with influence over a game’s outcome.