Online sports betting hits Legislature’s jackpot

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 30, 2019 6:24 PM CT | Published: April 30, 2019 2:28 PM CT
<strong>A visitor to Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi, watches television screens as he places bets on football at the casino's sports betting lounge. Sports betting is legal in the state.</strong>&nbsp;<strong>On Tuesday, April 30, legislation setting up an online gambling sports network in Tennessee passed the Senate.</strong> (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian file)

A visitor to Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi, watches television screens as he places bets on football at the casino's sports betting lounge. Sports betting is legal in the state. On Tuesday, April 30, legislation setting up an online gambling sports network in Tennessee passed the Senate. (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian file)

Legislation setting up an online gambling sports network in Tennessee passed the Senate on Tuesday, potentially bringing in $50 million in wagering revenue annually, a measure that will become law without the governor's signature.

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Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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