On 12:01 AM on New Year’s Day, sports betting continues and became legal in Ohio. That was a victory that so many people had worked hard for over a series of years. Massachusetts recently joined the roster of states that allow sports betting. However, there are still plenty of states that lag behind, some of which may be surprising. The good news is that people are working hard to remedy that. Case in point: Texas and Missouri.
Texas State Senator Carol Alvarado (D-Houston) filed bill “SJR 17” in the Texas legislature. That would open up not just sports betting in the Lonestar state, but sports betting as well. Indeed, as local station KSAT writes, “if passed, the bill would authorize and regulate casino gaming at a limited number of destination resorts and facilities in Texas with San Antonio being one of them.”
In Missouri, according to the Missouri Independent, there has been an “effort to legalize sports betting in the state.” In fact, “for a vocal slice of Missouri’s population, sports wagering is the most important item on the agenda.”
The day when sports betting is legal all across the country isn’t here yet. But, the day when it will be very well may be on the way.