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State Representative Stephenson Plans to Push for Legal Sports Betting in Minnesota

Fri 11-5-2021

(St. Paul, MN)  --  State Representative Zack Stephenson of Coon Rapids says he's leading the push to legalize sports betting in Minnesota in the upcoming legislative session.  Stephenson says "32 states, including every one of Minnesota's neighbors, has implemented legal sports betting and Minnesotans should be able to engage in legal sports betting right here."  He doesn't have specifics of a bill yet, but says they will need to consult with Minnesota's sovereign tribal nations, and also need to listen and work with our professional sports teams, experts in problem gaming and many others as we develop a Minnesota-specific plan.  Republican Senator Roger Chamberlain of Lino Lakes says he also plans to introduce a bill to legalize sports betting.

Listen to what Representative Zack Stephenson had to say on the matter...

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