SB 1009 Authorizes sports wagering
Sponsor: Rowden
LR Number: 6289S.02I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Progress and Development
Last Action: 3/28/2018 - Voted Do Pass S Progress and Development Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2018

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SB 1009 - This act authorizes sports wagering, and modifies the definition of "gambling game" to include sports wagering.

Sports wagering shall only be authorized under this act when the Missouri Gaming Commission determines that federal statutes prohibiting sports wagering have been repealed or amended to allow such wagering, or if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that such federal statute is unconstitutional.

Sports wagering shall only be authorized to be conducted on an excursion gambling boat. Such licensed facilities shall apply to the Commission for authorization to conduct sports wagering, and shall pay an application fee of $10,000. If granted a certificate of authority, a certificate holder shall be authorized to conduct sports wagering in a licensed facility, through a limited mobile gaming system, or through an interactive sports wagering platform, as defined in the act. (Section 313.1006)

Certificate holders shall designate an area within the licensed facility for conducting sports wagering. In addition to such designated area, sports wagering may be conducted in a gaming or other betting area of the licensed facility through the use of a limited mobile gaming system, or in a hotel, restaurant or other amenity operated by the certificate holder and subject to the authority of the Commission. (Section 313.1008)

Certificate holders shall ensure the security and integrity of sports wagers accepted under a limited mobile gaming system, ensure that the certificate holder's surveillance system covers all areas in which sports wagering is conducted, allow the Commission to be present through gaming agents during the hours sports wagering is conducted, ensure that individuals under the age of 21 are not making sports wagers, provide certain information to sports wagering patrons, and post a sign indicating the minimum and maximum amounts that may be wagered. (Section 313.1004)

Subject to the approval of the Commission a certificate holder may contract with a third party to conduct sports wagering at the certificate holder's licensed facility. (Section 313.1008)

An interactive sports wagering platform, as defined in the act, may apply to the Commission for authority to offer sports wagering on behalf of a certificate holder. Such interactive sports wagering platform shall submit an application fee of $10,000. Each year after licensure, an interactive sports wagering platform shall submit an annual license renewal fee of $5,000. (Section 313.1010)

The Commission shall promulgate rules for a sports wagering self-exclusion program, as described in the act. The Commission shall also promulgate rules to ensure that advertisements for sports wagering do not target minors or other persons who are ineligible to place wagers, problem gamblers, or other vulnerable persons. (Section 313.1012)

The Commission shall conduct background checks on individuals seeking licenses under the act. Such background checks shall include a search for criminal history and any charges or convictions involving corruption or manipulation of sporting events.

The Commission and certificate holders shall cooperate with investigations conducted by sports governing bodies or law enforcement agencies. (Section 313.1014)

A certificate holder shall maintain records of all bets and wagers placed, including personally identifiable information of the bettor, the amount and type of bet, the time the bet was placed, the location of the bet, the outcome of the bet, records of abnormal betting activity, and video camera recordings in the case of in-person wagers, for at least three years after the sporting event occurs. (Section 313.1016)

A tax is imposed at a rate of 6.25% on the adjusted gross receipts received from sports wagering conducted by a certificate holder. Such tax shall be remitted by the last business day of each month. Revenues received from the tax shall be deposited in the Gaming Proceeds for Education Fund.

A certificate holder shall also pay to the Commission an annual administrative fee of $5,000. In addition to such administrative fee, a certificate holder shall pay to the Commission a fee of $10,000 every five years for a reinvestigation of the certificate holder. Such fees shall be deposited in the Sports Wagering Fund, which is created by the act, and shall be used to pay the costs incurred by the Commission to administer the provisions of the act. (Section 313.1020)

This act is substantially similar to HB 2406 (2018) and to provisions contained in SS/SCS/SB 767 (2018), and is similar to SB 1013 (2018), HB 2535 (2018), and HB 2320 (2018).

JOSHUA NORBERG