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IN Among States Expected To Debate Sports Betting Regulation Bills

The scene at Bankers Life Fieldhouse prior to tipoff between Indiana and Michigan.

Indiana is among 18 states predicted to introduce a bill this year that would regulate sports betting.

A new report by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, which tracks gambling legislation nationwide, says that’s just the minimum. The firm predicts more than 30 states could introduce sports betting bills.

In December 2017, Republican Representative Alan Morrison of Terre Haute said he’d sponsor legislation that would make sports betting legal in Indiana, but only if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of a New Jersey case that seeks to overturn a ban on sports betting in all but four states: Delaware, Montana, Nevada and Oregon.

States listed as likely to introduce the measures are: Massachusetts; Rhode Island; New York; New Jersey; West Virginia; South Carolina; Georgia; Florida; Illinois; Michigan; Iowa; Minnesota; Louisiana; Mississippi; Oklahoma and California. Indiana and Kentucky already did so.

Miranda Fulmore contributed to this report.

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