Following in Mississippi’s steps, legal sports gambling could soon be coming to Tennessee.

On Wednesday, the Tennessee House of Representatives passed HB-1, a bill which would make online sports betting legal in the state. The measure passed by a 58-37 vote. The next step in the process comes with the bill set to be voted on in the state Senate. According to Clay Travis of Outkick the Coverage, Tennessee governor Bill Lee plans to sign the bill if it passes in the state Senate.

If Governor Lee does sign the bill, SEC fans living in the state of Tennessee should be able to legally gamble on college football games in the fall.

Sports wagering in Tennessee casinos will not be legal following this bill, the legal betting will be online-only, if this bill becomes law.


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In addition to Mississippi, which legalized sports wagering this time a year ago, it is now legal to bet on sports in Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Montana, Iowa and Indiana are currently considering making sports wagering legal in some capacity within those states.