Industry News of the Day for February 1, 2022

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  • Washington Post, 1.31.22: Biden Could Step Into Debate On Booming Sports Gambling. 
    • President Biden could play a significant role in shaping its future, with potentially wide-ranging repercussions for the dozens of states that have embraced the practice — some to make up pandemic-era tax shortfalls — and others turning to it to lift public finances in the future. 




  • Sports Handle, 1.31.22: Mississippi Mobile? Handful Of Betting Bills Proposed In Early 2022 
    • Mississippi legislators have wasted no time proposing mobile sports betting bills during the 2022 legislative session, with Rep. Cedric Burnett first introducing a bill on Jan. 4 aimed at legalizing mobile sports betting within the state. 


  • Sports Handle, 1.31.22: Two Sports Betting-Related Bills Filed In Illinois General Assembly 
    • Looking to further the piecemeal approach that served gaming legislation well in the first year of the 102nd General Assembly in Illinois, two lawmakers have filed new bills this year looking to amend the 2019 Sports Wagering Act that legalized sports betting.