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Sports gambling proposal by Republican senator kicks off issue for 2024

Sen. Jeremy Miller seeks compromise to help tribes, tracks and Minnesotans who want to bet

A new proposal to legalize sports gambling from a prominent state Republican senator is a sign that lawmakers will be wrestling with the issue anew in the upcoming legislative session.

Sen. Jeremy Miller, R-Winona, said Wednesday that he's attempting to satisfy all involved: the state's Indian tribes, the professional sports teams and the two horse-racing tracks. "I believe this type of proposal could get the bipartisan support it needs in the Legislature to pass," Miller said in an interview.

He intends to introduce a bill detailing his proposal on the first day of session Feb. 12. Extensive public and private debate on various options are likely, as initial reaction to Miller's plan was tempered.

https://www.startribune.com/sports-gambling-proposal-by-republican-senator-kicks-off-issue-for-2024/600336404/

 

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