Sports bettors in Tennessee expecting to wager about the Titans’ first snap of the regular season need to be happy only rooting for the home team a while longer.
State lawmakers and other officials affirm that setting up the nation’s first mobile-only sports betting operation, at a country that where gambling is but illegal, is taking longer than expected.
Optimistic estimates for first stakes are at winter, with much more realistic quotes in ancient 2020.
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, which oversees sports betting, will make the regulations necessary for gambling to start.
In addition, it includes a nine-member advisory panel, chosen by the governor, lieutenant governor and Speaker of the House, who will counsel the lottery company on several topics such as tech help and best practices.
The gambling bill became law on July 1. As of now, less than half of the advisory panel’s members have been chosen.
Lieutenant Gov. Randy McNally told reporters Thursday he would favor all nine members of the regulatory board be picked until guidelines for Tennessee sports betting are set.
McNally, that voted against sports gambling has made two from three board options: former FBI agent Brian Fazenbaker and Knox County’s Chief Deputy District Attorney General Samuel Lee.
Embattled GOP House Speaker Glen Casada, who affirmed the gambling measure, also made two appointments to the board:?? Knoxville attorney John Valliant Jr. along with lobbyist Thomas Lee.
Cadasa resigned his job as chief of the GOP-controlled House last week under a cloud of controversy concerning explicit text messages concerning women, according to the Associated Press.
House Speaker nominee Rep. Cameron Sexton is expected to produce the third board pick after officially becoming speaker later in the month in a special legislative session.
Republican Gov. Bill Lee, that wasn’t supportive of expanded gaming in the country and allow the laws become law without his signature, has yet make any of their three appointments to the sport wagering council.
Lee said he’ll make selections in next couple weeks and isn’t slowing down the procedure, the AP reported.
Regardless advancement in getting the ball rolling implementing legal sports gambling from Tennessee has slowed.
Regulations need to be set up prior to any gambling can happen, according to lottery officials.
“As required by the Tennessee Sports Gambling Act, the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation is working to make the necessary rules and procedures required for online sports wagering,” Tennessee Lottery spokesperson Kym Gerlock wrote in an email to the Tennessean. “There isn’t any deadline now, but we will post updates to our website since they are available.”
Sports gambling is estimated to generate as much as $254 million in non gaming revenue annually.
Eighty percent of tax revenue goes ahead of the Lottery for Education Fund, 15 percent goes to local government infrastructure projects and 5 percent to the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Department to assist with those with gambling disorders including addiction.
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