Maine Gets New Sportsbetting Bill

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Lawmakers in Maine have introduced a new sportsbetting bill in Maine after the state's governor vetoed the last attempt to regulate the activity.

This newest measure is Senate Bill 1352 and was introduced by Senator Louis Luchini. It would allow for operators to obtain licenses and offer wagers on sporting events for players. Licenses would run $20,000 each and land-based licensees would pay 10% tax on revenues, while mobile books would pay 16%.

The law would require punters to be 21 or older to place bets on events.

Thus far, the bill has been passed to the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs where it'll be debated.

Governor Janet Mills vetoed the last attempt to legalize sportsbetting in January, claiming the state wasn't ready for sportsbetting.

We'll be updating readers as we learn more.

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