Tennessee Legislator Proposes Legalized Sports Betting

Knoxville Democratic House Rep. Rick Staples has kicked off the upcoming legislative session by filing House Bill 1 last week, which would open to door to legalized sports betting in Tennessee, The Nashville Post reports. The measure would allow local option elections for sports gambling. Staples' proposal includes a 10-percent tax on gaming revenue, with the funds split between the state’s general fund, local governments and the state’s colleges of applied technologies and community colleges.
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