A bill that would permit sports betting in Missouri has been introduced in the state house as the current legislative session begins.
House Bill 581 was sponsored and introduced on 4 January 2023. It was sponsored by representative Phil Christofanelli.
If passed, the bill would repeal three sections of the current law and enact seventeen new ones related to sports gambling.
The bill would enable land-based casinos to offer sports betting as well as to partner with suppliers to offer sports gambling online.
Number of sports betting operators in Missouri
Each land-based casino can partner up with three online sports gambling brands , with a limit of six online partners for companies that own multiple casinos.
The proposed amendments would also allow Missouri-based sports teams to partner with a digital sports gambling provider to launch an online service. Sports teams to qualify must play in the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, WNBA or NWSL.
The state has multiple sports teams that would..