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Pennsylvania lawmaker plans sports betting bill

Pennsylvania lawmaker Nick Kotik has revealed plans to introduce a new bill that would legalise sports betting in the US state’s licensed casinos.


Kotik, who serves as Democratic chairman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee, noted that sports betting is already popular in the state but, at present, is being conducted in an unregulated manner.


He also said that the bill would create an exemption in Pennsylvania that prevents wagers on professional or amateur athletics events in the state.


“The intent of this legislation is to provide our casinos with an alternative form of entertainment, while also regulating a popular market,” Kotick said in a statement.


Kotik has also authored a bill to enable the state’s six international airports to operate slot machines within their terminals.

 

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