Is legal sports betting coming to Maine bars?
If you bet on sports and you drink beer, chances are you've played in some kind of sports pool at a local watering hole. The problem is that it's usually illegal to do so.
That might be changing in the state of Maine according to a report Wednesday from Seacoastonline
. Rep. Sharri MacDonald has put forth a bill that would legalize football pools in bars for a license fee of $50 and she told the Legal Affairs Committee that she would welcome an amendment to allow any kind of pool.
MacDonald says the bill could bring in up to $110,000 for the state.
It's a small step, but the news is just one more sign that attitudes appear to be changing when it comes to sports betting.