Tennessee Sports Betting Bill Among First Filed this Session

Members of the Tennessee General Assembly have filed the first bills of the legislative session including HB001/SB0016, which seeks to legalize sports betting for cities that approve it through a local election, The Tennessean reports. If passed, the bill would establish a Tennessee gaming commission and there would be a 10 percent tax on gaming revenue. The article notes that the revenue would be distributed between the state general fund and for education and infrastructure with local governments. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Rick Staples, D-Knoxville, and Sen. Raumesh Akbari, D-Memphis.

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