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Update On Sports Wagering in Maine

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The Gambling Control Unit of the Department of Public Safety today, July 17, released an update on sports wagering in the State of Maine.

From the Department of Public Safety:

LD 585 An Act To Enhance Tribal-State Collaboration, To Revise the Tax Laws Regarding the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the Penobscot Nation and To Authorize Casinos, Off-track Betting Facilities, Federally Recognized Indian Tribes and Certain Commercial Tracks To Conduct Sports Wagering was approved by Governor Janet Mills on Monday, May 2, 2022 and became law on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. A public hearing was held on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 with written comments due on Friday, March 3, 2023. A second publication was released on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 which was subject to written comment until Friday, June 16, 2023. The final rules have been submitted to the Office of the Attorney General for legal review with an anticipated adoption in November 2023. Temporary or initial licenses will be issued on the day of adoption to allow licensees to go live and offer wagers on sports according to law and rule.

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