Group Gathers Petitions In Support Of Sports Wagering

The group “Winning for Missouri Education” has collected over 300-thousand signatures in hopes of putting an initiative to legalize sports betting on the ballot. The campaign was launched after repeated attempts by the legislature to legalize sports betting have failed. Warrensburg Republican Senator Denny Hoskins has been the roadblock in recent years preventing its passage…

The group plans to collect another 25-thousand signatures by the May 5th deadline, all of which have to be verified. State law requires 180-thousand valid signatures must be gathered in order for a ballot initiative to be approved.