Missouri Senator Pushes Plan to Legalize Sports Betting

Dec. 3, 2018, 5:00 PM

Missouri would join eight states that have legalized sports betting since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they could under a pre-filed bill.

The bill (S.B. 44) would allow sports betting at floating casinos in the state and via online platforms, and would impose a 12 percent tax on the operators’ adjusted gross receipts received from wagers.

The bill also would impose an administrative fee of 2 percent of adjusted gross receipts, and an integrity fee of one-half percent of the gross amount wagered. Leagues have pushed for use of an integrity fee as a way to get a...

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