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Sports betting among first education bills filed in Tennessee in 2019

A proposal that would let voters legalize sports betting to help fund local schools and infrastructure is among a dozen education-related bills filed in the first week of Tennessee’s 2019 legislative session.

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6/16/2019

article From phones in cars to online gambling, here's a look at new Tennessee laws taking effect July 1
(Tennessee) -- Lawmakers approved hundreds of bills during the legislative session of the 111th Tennessee General Assembly. Many will go into effect next month, while...

6/10/2019

article Does Tennessee’s sports betting data mandate enjoy antitrust immunity?
(Tennessee) -- In late April, Tennessee legalized sports wagering with a provision requiring to-be licensees to use “official league data” in connection with...

5/28/2019

article Tennessee Legalises Online-Only Sports Betting Before Any Other State
(Tennessee) -- Back in mid-2018, the United States Supreme Court struck down a longstanding federal law which outlawed the practice of sports betting in the majority of...
article Tennessee Governor: Casinos ‘The Most Harmful Form Of Gambling’
(Tennessee) -- On Friday, Tennessee’s sports betting bill passed into law without a signature from Republican Gov. Bill Lee, who is about halfway through his first...

5/26/2019

article James Holzhauer discusses Tennessee online sports betting legalization
(Tennessee) -- James Holzhauer recorded his 27th win on Jeopardy! May 24, bringing his total winnings to $2,065,535. Holzhauer is a professional gambler in Las Vegas,...
article Tennessee Passes First Online Only Sports Betting Bill
(Tennessee) -- Legal sports betting is finally coming to Tennessee, a bill passed on Friday confirmed. The Volunteer State is about to kick start its own sports wagering...

5/25/2019

article Gov. Lee remains 'philosophically opposed' to sports betting bill, will allow passage
(Tennessee) -- Gov. Bill Lee once again confirmed that he will allow a Tennessee bill which would legalize sports betting to become a law without his signature. Lee...
article Tennessee Will Offer The First Online-Only Sportsbook Based In The United States
(Tennessee) -- Don’t expect to go to a casino in the state of Tennessee anytime soon, but if you’d like to place a bet on a sporting event, you’ll soon...

5/24/2019

article Sports gambling bill to become law without Gov. Lee's signature
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Friday he will let a bill to legalize online sports gambling become law without his signature. Gov. Lee said in a letter to...
article Tennessee governor allows sports betting without signature
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee is about to become the first state in the nation to offer an online-only sportsbook as the governor says he has reluctantly allowed a sports...

5/23/2019

article Gambling addiction a worry as state gets into game
(Tennessee) -- A little bet on a game? What’s the harm? For most people, the worst that will happen is losing a few bucks. For others, the little bet starts them...

5/13/2019

article Betting Business: What legal online sports betting in Tennessee means for college and pro teams
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee Titans center Ben Jones figures that sometime next season, teammate Ryan Succop will make fans some money. He’ll convert a field goal that...
article Tennessee, a State Without Casinos, May Get Sports Gambling Soon
(Tennessee) -- It appears Tennessee is the next state to step up to the plate and take a few hacks at sports gambling. Tennessee does not have any casinos which means...

5/12/2019

article How sports betting varies by state, as it nears online launch in Tennessee
(Tennessee) -- Sports betting will become legal in Tennessee because Gov. Bill Lee plans to allow a bill that passed both houses of the state legislature to become law...
article What legal online sports betting in Tennessee means for college and pro teams
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee Titans center Ben Jones figures that sometime next season, teammate Ryan Succop will make fans some money. He’ll convert a field goal that...

5/9/2019

article OP/ED: Sports betting in Tennessee — gee, what could go wrong?
(Tennessee) -- Come with me now to the mid-1990s, a sports bar in East Lansing, Michigan, a college student living and dying with every play of a Syracuse-East Carolina...

5/5/2019

article Five things to know about online gambling in Tennessee
(Tennessee) -- This week, the Tennessee legislature passed a bill to legalize online sports betting. Here are five things to know about the legalization:

5/2/2019

article Tennessee sports betting law to pass sans Gov. Lee signature
(Tennessee) -- After Tuesday’s Senate approval, Tennessee Governor, Bill Lee, will reportedly allow a sports betting bill become law, albeit without his signature...

5/1/2019

article Excitement, concerns over online sports betting coming to Tennessee
(Tennessee) -- Bringing sports betting to Tennessee is a big change to a state that has normally stayed away from expanding gambling. After a narrow Senate vote this...

4/30/2019

article Sports Betting Tax, Licensing Bill Heads to Tennessee Governor
(Tennessee) -- A bill to tax and regulate online sports gambling is headed to the Tennessee governor’s desk after narrowly winning approval from state legislators...
article Sports betting to become legal in Tennessee
(Tennessee) -- Online sports gambling is coming to Tennessee. The Tennessee Legislature approved the measure Tuesday, sending it to the desk of Gov. Bill Lee. Lee, who...
article Tennessee allows mobile, interactive sports bets
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's office says he'll let legislation to allow sports betting become law without his signature. Lee spokeswoman Laine Arnold...
article Tennessee governor to allow sports betting to become law without signature
(Tennessee) -- Despite being opposed to the legalization of gambling, Gov. Bill Lee says he will allow a Tennessee sports betting bill to become law without his...
article Tennessee Senate Votes Yes On Sports Betting; Bill One Step From Governor’s Desk
(Tennessee) -- Lawmakers in Tennessee are prepared to send a bill to legalize online sports betting to the governor. The Senate heard S 16 on Tuesday morning, adopting...
article Tennessee senators vote to legalize sports betting in Tennessee
(Tennessee) -- State senators voted today to legalize online sports betting in Tennessee on a 19-12 vote. The previously passed House bill will have to return to the...

4/26/2019

article Tennessee Online Sports Betting Now Up to State Senate, Gov. Bill Lee
(Tennessee) -- The Tennessee proposal to allow online — but not land-based casino sports betting — faces an uncertain future after the House of...

4/25/2019

article Sports betting passes Tennessee House of Representatives after debate over gambling
(Tennessee) -- Legislation to legalize online sports betting in Tennessee passed Wednesday in the House of Representatives, despite a spirited debate from members...
article Tennessee House gives a thumbs-up to sports gambling
(Tennessee) -- Even at a snail’s pace, at least there has been movement for a sports gambling bill in Tennessee. Lawmakers in the state’s House approved a...
article Tennessee House OKs sports betting bill, clearing key hurdle
(Tennessee) -- A bill that would allow sports betting in Tennessee passed the House on Wednesday, a key hurdle in a state that has been historically hesitant to expand...

4/24/2019

article Sports betting bill passes House
(Tennessee) -- The state House on Wednesday approved a bill that would legalize online sports betting in Tennessee. The Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee voted 9-...
article Tennessee House OKs sports betting bill, clearing key hurdle
(Tennessee) -- A bill that would allow sports betting in Tennessee passed the House on Wednesday, a key hurdle in a state that has been historically hesitant to expand...

4/10/2019

article Sports betting bill gains traction in Tennessee
(Tennessee) -- A Tennessee bill to legalize sports betting is gaining traction. A House committee advanced Democratic Rep. Rick Staples’ legislation Tuesday to...
article Tennessee Sports Betting Bill Passes Senate, House Committees
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee lawmakers advanced sports betting legalization bills out of committees in both the House and Senate this week, pushing legal sports wagering one...

4/9/2019

article Sports betting bill advances in Tennessee House, with money set aside for gambling addiction
(Tennessee) -- A bill to allow legal online sports gambling in Tennessee is advancing in the House of Representatives after briefly stalling amid bipartisan concerns....
article Sports Betting Bill Clears House Committee
(Tennessee) -- A bill that would legalize online sports betting in Tennessee cleared a House committee Tuesday after weeks of delays and debate. The proposal was amended...
article Sports betting bill gains traction in Tennessee
(Tennessee) -- A Tennessee bill to legalize sports betting is gaining traction. A House committee advanced Democratic Rep. Rick Staples' legislation Tuesday to allow...

3/27/2019

article Proposed Sports Betting Bill’s Future Under Question Following Opposition in Tennessee House Committee
(Tennessee) -- The future of sports betting legalization remains under question in Tennessee, as state lawmakers have shared their fears associated with a bill under...
article Tennessee Sports Betting Faces Opposition Ahead Of Next Weeks Vote
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee had its most advanced discussion of legalizing sports betting in the state on Tuesday. However, some major issues still remain ahead of a...

3/26/2019

article No Sports Betting On Sundays? Tennessee Considers Bizarre Rule
(Tennessee) -- A hearing on Tuesday in Nashville featured the most advanced discussion yet of Tennessee’s sports betting efforts, but some tall hurdles remain...
article Sports betting bill faces opposition from both Republicans and Democrats
(Tennessee) -- The fate of legal sports betting in Tennessee remains in question as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle raise concerns with a bill that would allow...
article Tennessee Legislators Punt Online Sports Betting Bill, Cite Wire Act Questions
(Tennessee) -- A bill that would make Tennessee the only state in the country to offer sports betting exclusively on a digital basis failed to advance out of a committee...

3/13/2019

article University of Tennessee has concerns on sports betting bill
(Tennessee) -- The University of Tennessee is expressing concerns about legislation to bring sports gambling to the state. At a House committee bill review meeting...

3/12/2019

article Sports betting bill getting a rework by sponsor
(Tennessee) -- The sponsor of a bill that would allow sports betting in the state of Tennessee is taking a red pen to his own legislation. State representative Rick...
article Tennessee sports betting bill getting makeover with touches from the top
(Tennessee) -- A bill that would allow sports betting in Tennessee is being re-worked heavily with some input from the Lee administration. "We are looking at what...

3/4/2019

article Bill aims to legalize March Madness pools
(Tennessee) -- With the NCAA Basketball Tournament just weeks away, a lawmaker has introduced the "March Madness and Fantasy Football Freedom Act" into the...
article Mixed Messages on Gambling Legislation
(Tennessee) -- Although a bill that would allow betting through sports-books in Tennessee advanced in the state House Departments and Agencies subcommittee last week,...

3/1/2019

article Delay in Two Gambling Measures Attributed to Gubernatorial Intervention
(Tennessee) -- At a time when various bills on behalf of legalized gambling are afoot in the legislature, the state's new governor is apparently putting his finger...

2/28/2019

article Tennessee sports betting bill passes through subcommittee
(Tennessee) -- The first bill filed in the State House will likely be one of the more debated. HB0001, which legalizes sports gambling in Tennessee, went before the...

2/27/2019

article Bill would make sports gambling legal in Tennessee
(Tennessee) -- You could soon be betting legally on your favorite sports teams here in Tennessee. A bill passed one hurdle Wednesday. "We're talking about...

2/2/2019

article Gambling is getting easier in Tennessee
(Tennessee) -- The Tennessee General Assembly has filed House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 16 in the respective state houses which, if passed, will legalize sports betting,...

1/13/2019

article New gambling legislation ups ante for sports fans
(Tennessee) -- Game days at the Fieldhouse Social sports bar, and others like it across the state, could soon have higher stakes. A law proposed by Knoxville...

1/12/2019

article Sports betting among first education bills filed in Tennessee in 2019
(Tennessee) -- A proposal that would let voters legalize sports betting to help fund local schools and infrastructure is among a dozen education-related bills filed in...

1/8/2019

article Medical cannabis, legalized sport gambling bills on tap as Tennessee Legislature convenes
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee lawmakers will kick off the 111th General Assembly, ushering with it a new governor and a freshman class poised to tackle the state’s most...

1/7/2019

article Bill would legalize sports betting in Tennessee
(Tennessee) -- In Tennessee, legislation that would enable local governments to decide whether to permit sports betting will reportedly be discussed when the 111th...

1/6/2019

article Tennessee House Bill Would Create County-by-County Sports Betting Referendums
(Tennessee) -- The very first bill filed in the Tennessee General Assembly in preparation for the new session beginning Tuesday in Nashville proposes legalizing sports...

1/4/2019

article New sports betting bill proposed in Tennessee
(Tennessee) -- A bill in Tennessee has been proposed which would allow the state's local governments to legalise sports betting. The Tennessee Sports Gaming Act...

1/3/2019

article Bill Paves The Way For Sports Betting In Tennessee
(Tennessee) -- Memphians might soon be able to bet on their favorite sports teams if a new bill becomes law in 2019. The "Tennessee Sports Gaming Act" would...

1/2/2019

article New Bill Would Legalize Sports Betting In TN
(Tennessee) -- Middle Tennesseans might soon be able to bet on their favorite sports teams if a new bill becomes law in 2019. The "Tennessee Sports Gaming Act...

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