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Soon enough, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania residents will be able to place sports bets from the comfort of their couch. Both states recently approved measures that would allow mobile sports betting.
Rhode Island and Pennsylvania expected to soon join New Jersey, West Virginia and Mississippi as states with mobile sports betting.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 14, 2019
These states add to the growing numbers that are taking advantage of the Supreme Court's decision to allow states to regulate sports betting on their own. The inclusion of mobile sports betting is completely logical, as sportsbooks will be able to take in action from bettors that don't live within a reasonable distance of the casinos.
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PA Legislator Wants Sports Betting Taxes To Provide Property Tax Relief https://t.co/yToGpntBG3— Linda Terrill (@terrill_linda) February 14, 2019
As of now, only eight states offer legalized sports betting, while many others have passed legislation to enact it. No matter what side of the fence you might reside on, it is clear that more states should pass legislation for it that includes mobile betting.
A bill to allow mobile wagering for sports betting in Rhode Island has passed the state Senate. https://t.co/pUTxjXz9Xw— ABC6 News Desk (@ABC6) February 14, 2019
In December of 2018, Pennsylvania handled $16 million in wagers despite a 36 percent tax rate, the highest of any state currently. That's over $5 million in taxes for state funding even without mobile betting. It's only a matter of time before more states see the potential, but at least Rhode Island and Pennsylvania are on top of it.
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