Florida Senator submits sports betting legislation
Florida Senator Jeff Brandes submitted three bills in the state senate to regulate sports betting in Florida on Monday (18 November).
The bills, SB 968, SB 970 and SB 972 would allow for sports betting organised both by the state lottery and by private licensees. Wagering would be offered both at retail locations and online, should the bills pass into law.
The first bill, SB 968, sets the general framework for sports betting in the state. Under the bill, the Department of the Lottery would be granted power to develop regulations governing sports betting, including setting a maximum stake for sports bets.
The bill notes that “a licensee may have individually branded websites for the purposes of offering a sports pool, each of which may have an accompanying mobile application bearing the same brand,” suggesting that multiple online skins will be allowed for operators.