Legal Sports Betting Likely Won't Be Ready in Time for Football Season - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 9, 2019
Though the Tennessee General Assembly passed a bill this year to legalize sports betting in the state, gamblers still might not be able to place wagers come football season, the Nashville Post reports. Senate Speaker Randy McNally told reporters this week that he would prefer that the full gambling regulatory body be seated before the group begins setting up rules for sports betting in the state. McNally and former House Speaker Glen Casada have each appointed two of their three picks for the regulatory body, but Gov. Bill Lee has not yet named any members to the body. Lee opposed the sports betting proposal and allowed it to become law without his signature.