Minnesota is a sports-crazed state with teams in every major league. So it’s hardly unexpected that the prospect of legalized sports betting in Minnesota has piqued people’s interest. Minnesota betting may be permitted in the coming years, and when that time comes, you’ll want to be prepared.
But, before we cross the bridge, let us have a quick look of the past and discover how sports betting begins in the state.
Sports Betting History in Minnesota
Below is the timetable of the progress of Minnesota’s sports betting.
The bills SF1894 and HF1278 were submitted and both were turned down. HF1278 advocated the establishment of a Minnesota sports wagering commission, which would be responsible for licensing, taxation, and regulation.
Chamberlain filed a revised SF1894, which was met with opposition from four professionals on the problem gambling sector. Due to tribal opposition and COVID-19 ramifications, the bill was defeated.
In this year, five bills were introduced, including the one from Bigham, the SF410, but none of them gained a hearing.
In just the previous month, a bipartisan proposal was introduced in the state Senate. If passed, the law may usher in the online sports betting that Minnesotans have been waiting for by the fall of 2023.