Stitt Comments On Sports Betting Bill Failure

A bill aiming to legalize sports betting in Oklahoma failed to clear a Senate committee ahead of the deadline.

Tuesday, April 18th 2023, 6:38 pm

By: News 9


A bill aiming to legalize sports betting in Oklahoma failed to clear a Senate committee ahead of the deadline.

Governor Stitt, who has supports the legalization of sports betting, spoke with News 9's D.C. correspondent Alex Cameron.

"I've studied what other states have done, and there's 35 other states that have a sports betting system, and so we can see exactly how that's set up," Stitt said. "Let's just get this across the finish line. Maybe we'll come in and work on that next year, but I certainly want us to get something across the finish line that's fair for Oklahomans."

"I wouldn't say I'm disappointed because the bill that was proposed by one of the members wasn't exactly the one that was transparent and fair, not thought through enough, not clear enough" Stitt said when asked if he was disappointed.

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