Sports betting in Tennessee begins

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — As of November 1, sports betting in Tennessee is legal. It’s something Tennessee representative Rick Staples has been working on for a good portion of his term.

Tennessee sports fans are eager to participate.

“I think for anybody that’s got a passion for sports betting, its finally here. It’s something that I’ve looked forward to just because now I don’t have to travel across state lines if I want to place a bet on a team,” said East Tennessee sports fan Joshua Jenkins.

The passing of this bill makes Tennessee a sports betting leader in the country. That’s according to its sponsor, State Representative Rick Staples.

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