Sports betting bill heads to Governor’s desk

Published: Mar. 31, 2021 at 11:48 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - House Bill 133, or the bill that will allow Wyoming residents to legally place sports wagers from their phone, has had quite the journey.

It’s been dead and revived by the House.

After making it to the Senate, it was voted in favor of more strongly than the House after a few changes. The House approved those changes to send it to Governor Gordon’s desk.

“It’s something I’ve actually worked on not just this session, but I worked on it last session,” said Tom Walters, who represents House District 38 in the Wyoming House of Representatives. “So to see it pass ultimately is very exciting. I think it’s good for the people of Wyoming because it allows for this regulated market.”

All that’s left is for Mark Gordon to sign the bill into law, which he has until Friday at midnight to do.

“Hopefully, he’ll sign it,” said Walters. “I’ve been talking to him a little bit about it, and I think he’s favorable, but never count your chickens before they hatch.”

If Gordon were to veto it, the House would have to vote for a two-thirds majority to overwrite that veto and keep it alive.

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