Senate leader: Tennessee sports bets might not start by fall

News

LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 26: Bettors line up to place wagers after more than 400 proposition bets for Super Bowl LI between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots were posted at the Race & Sports SuperBook at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on January 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. […]

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s Senate leader says a slow start means the country’s first online-only sports betting law might not see its first wager until after the fall.

Republican Senate Speaker Randy McNally told reporters Thursday that he prefers waiting until all nine members of a new regulatory board are appointed before it establishes parameters for Tennessee sports betting. The law officially took effect July 1.

McNally and ex-GOP House Speaker Glen Casada have both appointed two of three board picks each. McNally voted against sports betting. Casada voted for it.

Republican Gov. Bill Lee hasn’t appointed any of his three selections. Lee voiced opposition to additional gambling and let the bill become law without his signature. He said he’s been given a wide selection of names and isn’t slowing down the process.

Latest News

More News