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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 30, 2019
Gov. Bill Lee says he will allow a Tennessee sports betting bill to become law without his signature, the Tennessean reports. The House and Senate both narrowly approved the legislation, which would allow online sports betting beginning July 1. Lee has stated in the past his opposition to the practice. Tax revenue from the sports gambling industry is projected to bring in an estimated $50 million each year, which will be set aside for education, local government and gambling addiction treatment.