Tennessee historic sports betting law goes into effect Nov. 1

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is weeks away from making history in the betting game.

“We’re talking about Tennessee is the first state in the nation to do online interactive and mobile-only,” said Rep. Rick Staples (D) District 15.

Staples pushed for the legislation back in 2019 and the bill received bipartisan support, but it also experienced delays due to COVID-19. On Nov. 1st it will not be delayed anymore, and betting expert Allan Bell said the effects will be huge.

“It’s massive, we’re seeing across the country state by state that this legislation is going through because of the revenue possibilities. This is a $4 billion business and states are realizing, ‘Hey we can get in on this.'”
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