Organizers Confident They Have Enough Signatures For Sports Betting Initiative

The group leading the effort to add sports betting to the Missouri Constitution is preparing to turn in 300-thousand signatures to the Secretary of State’s office. Jack Cardetti, spokesman for Winning for Missouri Education, says he’s confident that at least 180 thousand of them will be verified, meeting the legal requirement:

The proposal would tax sports betting at 10 percent. Cardetti says he thinks that would generate between 40 and 50 million dollars annually for Missouri’s K-through-12 schools.