Bloomberg Law
Jan. 21, 2020, 10:36 PM

Vermont Governor Makes Pitch for Sports Betting in Budget

Adrianne Appel
Adrianne Appel
Staff Correspondent

Gov. Phil Scott proposed bringing sports betting and the Keno lottery game to Vermont, which he estimated would bring $4 million annually to the state. Twenty other states have already legalized sports betting.

  • The Republican governor made the proposal on Tuesday as part of his $6.3 billion fiscal year 2021 budget request. Lawmakers will consider Scott’s proposals as they try to finalize a budget before the new fiscal year begins July 1.
  • Most of the new betting revenue would be directed toward subsidizing child care in the state, Scott said during a budget address.
  • New Hampshire recently launched sports ...