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Sports Betting Loses in Maine as Governor’s Veto Prevails

Feb. 11, 2020, 6:07 PM

Sports betting won’t be coming to Maine anytime soon, after House lawmakers failed on Tuesday to override the governor’s veto of legislation.

The bill (L.D. 553) was initially vetoed in January by Gov. Janet Mills (D). The Senate overrode the veto on Feb. 6 by a 20-10 vote, but the House’s 85-57 vote fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override.

  • Maine would have received an estimated $5.2 million in annual revenue from taxes collected from online sports betting operators and sports betting at facilities.
  • The state would have been the third New ...