Legislation, fighting for the legalization of sports betting and quotidian fantasy sports, has purportedly been defeated the previous day after its third reading in the presence of the Wyoming House of Representatives members.
One of the reports in Oil City News claimed that House Bill 133 was introduced at the beginning of the month to enable inhabitants of The Equality State to wager on a host of professional sporting contests remotely. Those contests include events like National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), and Major League Baseball (MLB).
The legislation was purportedly suggested by representatives Donald Burkhart, Landon Brown, Steve Harshman, Tom Walters, William Henderson, and Dan Zwonitzer combined with Wyoming State Senators Michael Gierau and Jeff Wasserburger as an effort to invest in sports betting market that many industry specialists estimate could gain worth around $449 million a year. The estimation might have given the Wyoming Gaming Commission long permission to issue a license for the remote operators as long as those firms provided 10% of their monthly local profit in tax.
However, the source reported that House Bill 133 confronted criticism because of its directives to send all the collected tax revenue from virtual sports betting to the state’s general fund instead of its educational system, which is struggling right now. In response to all such criticism, Harshman reportedly proposed an amendment that would have tagged such a system for the School Foundation Program account so as to strengthen the structural deficit in local educational funds.
Some other Wyoming House of Representative members belittled the legislation as for an early amendment that was to see the state set $300,000 aside every year to support anti-problem gaming programs. Chip Neiman, one of the representatives, is also in this group. He has described the proposed measure as another opportunity to make some money in a way that he doesn’t agree with.
More than twelve states have already legalized sports betting. The net worth and amount of earned revenue are hiking every year. Observing such potential, different counties which took a stand against sports betting are also coming under the game’s coverage. This growth seems not to stop in the near future.