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Campaign to legalize sports betting in Missouri gets help from mascots to haul voter signatures

Campaign to legalize sports betting in Missouri gets help from mascots to haul voter signatures

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s professional sports teams on Thursday turned in more than 340,000 voter signatures to put a ballot proposal to legalize sports betting before voters this November. The campaign had help from Cardinals’ mascot Fredbird, Royals’ Sluggerrr and St. Louis Blues’ mascot Louie. The oversized bird, lion and blue bear waved...

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Mobile sports betting will remain illegal in Mississippi after legislation dies

Mobile sports betting will remain illegal in Mississippi after legislation dies

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mobile sports betting will remain illegal in Mississippi after legislative negotiators failed to advance a final proposal Monday. The House and Senate passed versions of the Mississippi Mobile Sports Wagering Act earlier in the state’s legislative session. The bill would have allowed Mississippi to join the 30 other states where mobile...