Sports betting may be legal in North Dakota

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North Dakota lawmakers are considering two bills legalizing sports betting.

Both of them had committee hearings today. State-by-state sports betting became legal in May of 2018 when the Supreme Court overruled a prior decision.

We spoke to a sponsor of one of the bills and he thinks this will add to North Dakota. 

“Betting on football games is something that a lot of people understand and they can deal with it a lot simpler than how poll tabs are and other things. I think this is an opportunity that can expand the pie charitable gaming contributions in North Dakota. It helps provide additional revenue out there for some new charities,” said Thomas Beadle, District 27.

This is the first time lawmakers have met since sports betting became legal.

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