Lawmakers in Missouri are set to again consider plans to legalise sports betting after a series of new petitions were filed in the US state.
Several efforts to launch legal wagering in the state have fallen by the wayside in recent years. However new petitions suggest further proposals and bills could be on the way in Missouri.
Missouri’s secretary of state, John Ashcroft, is accepting comments on four petitions. All filed by Alixandra Cossette, an attorney at Stinson LLP, they relate to legalising sports betting in Missouri in some form.
Petitions propose legal sports betting in Missouri
The four petitions – 2024-135, 2024-136, 2024-137 and 2024-138 – all map out plans for online and land-based gambling.
Each of the petitions refers to the same set of proposed rules for sports betting.
Operators may only hold one licence, with retail permits costing up to $250,000 and online $500,000. Licensees will pay tax at a rate of 10% of gross gambling revenue from sports betting.