Tennessee Approves Sportsbook Operators for Start of Online Wagering
Three sportsbook firms in Tennessee have a green light to start accepting bets when wagering begins in the state next month.
sportsbook firms have been approved to take bets in Tennessee. Meanwhile, the NFL’s Titans are rescheduling at least one game because of COVID-19 infections on the team. (Image: Boston Globe)
The Tennessee Lottery Sports Wagering Committee recently approved conditional licenses for FanDuel, BetMGM, and DraftKings, according to the Associated Press.
Tennessee, which has no casinos, is set to begin allowing online-only sports wagering on Nov. 1.
The lottery panel is scheduled to meet on Oct. 5 and Oct. 16 to consider additional sportsbook licensees. Tennessee has no limit on the number of sportsbook operators that can be licensed in the state, the AP reported.
In April, legislators approved online sports betting in Tennessee for people 21 and older who are placing wagers within the state’s borders. The bill became law without a signature from Gov. Bill Lee (R). The governor said he was concerned about the expansion of gambling in the state.