Campaign for legalized sports betting in Missouri receives more than 340,000 signatures

May 3, 2024
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The Secretary of State must now validate the voter signatures.

According to the Associated Press, more than 340,000 signatures were gathered by Missouri’s professional sports teams for a ballot proposal to legalize sports betting. 

Earlier last week, an NPR Kansas City local report underlined that the ballot initiative had gained more than 300,000 signatures, with a group called Winning for Missouri Education responsible for putting the initative forward to get the topic of legalized sports betting on the upcoming ballot. 

The campaign that received the 340,000 voter signatures received help from professional sports team mascots, including from the Kansas City Royals, St Louis Blues and St Louis Cardinals, who brought boxes of the voter signatures to the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office in Jefferson City. 

As well as the three aforementioned teams, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Current and St Louis City are also said to be part of the push to get legalized sports betting on the upcoming ballot. 

For the campaign to make it to ballot, it requires around 180,000 signatures and Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft must now validate th voter signatures before the proposal can make it to ballot. 

The report also mentions that the proposed constitutional amendment would allow each of Missouri’s 13 casinos and six professional sports teams to offer on-site and mobile sports betting. It will also allow two mobile sports betting operators to be licensed in the state. 

In related news, a Minnesota sports betting bill sponsor has said support for a legal market is down with lawmakers having until May 20 to approve the bill. 

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