Maine Lawmakers Leave Single Sports Betting Measure Alive
Maine lawmakers yesterday voted to "kill several bills" related to legalized sports betting, "leaving alive a single measure that could open the door for wagering on major league sports." The state Veterans & Legal Affairs Committee will select several provisions that "likely will include betting on mobile devices but prohibit gambling on youth sports and, potentially, video game competitions." The state also will "collect a tax on sports betting." Other provisions would "allow sports betting at off-track betting parlors or at high-stakes bingo halls operated by Native American tribes" (Portland PRESS HERALD, 5/7).