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U.S. Supreme Court decision allows states to legalize sports gambling, State Rep. has bill ready

May 14, 2018

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A U.S. Supreme Court decision has swept away Nevada's monopoly on legal sports betting. The 6-3 decision, released today, means states can opt to legalize sports betting and enjoy the tax benefits.

 State Rep. Robert Kosowski, D-Westland, stopped by Stateside to discuss a sports gambling bill that he had already set in motion prior to the Supreme Court decision.

Rep. Kosowski says sport gambling in our state would be a boon for tax revenues to help Michigan roads and could turn Michigan's casinos into destination tourism hotbeds. To those who are anti-gambling, Kosowski points out that the lottery partially funds Michigan schools, bingo halls help non-profits, and almost every gas station already offers scores of scratch-off gambling options.  (Subscribe to the Stateside podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or with this RSS link)