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Florida bill seeks to prevent sports betting through state lottery

28th January 2020 10:37 am GMT

Florida’s House Gaming Control Subcommittee approved a bill Monday to prevent the state lottery from launching sports betting and requiring it to make an annual payment to services related to problem gambling.

The bill passed the committee by a vote of 14 to 1 and now heads to the Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee.

It would prohibit the Florida Lottery from offering any games through electronic devices, despite acknowledging that 96 per cent of Americans now own a smartphone.

The prohibition [...]

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