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Mississippi prepares for sports betting legalization

Mississippi Governor Bryant opposes the measure.

United States 
| 14/07/2017

House Bill 967 was approved by state lawmakers on July 1st and allows locals to gambling on sports.

"Anything that can bring revenue into the State of Mississippi, I'm in favor of," said Democratic Representative Chris Bill, who serves in Mississippi's 65th District. "It's good legislation, I would say. And this would bring in about $4 million a year."

Others have come out against the bill.

Governor Bryant said in a statement he has "serious concerns about the negative effects of betting on sports". Though he did have to approve the bill for it to pass. 

House Speaker Philip Gunn's office sent a statement saying, "The Speaker is anti-gambling in general. He has always been opposed to gambling".