Tennessee saw $131M in Nov. sports bets; $2.4M tax revenue

Sports betting barely passed in spring 2019, and Republican Gov. Bill Lee let it become law without signing it due to his opposition to more gambling in a state without casinos. After the law took effect that summer, plenty of legwork followed for the lottery, which was tasked with coming up with rules and vetting operators and others looking to get into Tennessee’s industry. Now, the lottery regulates how sports betting is carried out.

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