Legalization of Sports Betting in Maine

Sports betting in Maine is actually not yet legalized. The good news is that the process of legalization is now in progress. And lots of observers in the gambling world already assume that it will be legalized in the near 2022.

2021 Sports Betting in Maine – How It’s Going?

The legislative legalization of sports betting in Maine has already passed the House twice since 1352. However, it was amended because of the inclusion of the tethering requirement. Fortunately, after the plethora of debates, the tethering requirement surpasses all of such doubts.

What’s the tethering requirement all about?

Tethering is the attachment of something into another thing. For instance, the tetherball was called that way because of the attachment of the ball into the pole. In the case of sports betting, tethering means the affiliation of a sportsbook into an existing group or other casino. This tethering debate tends to be the major concern when it comes to legalization of sports betting.

Sports Betting Bill in Maine

Here are some of the focal points that bettors can observe in Maine’s sports betting bill:

  1. Requirements for self-exclusion
  2. Bettors must be at least 21 years of age
  3. Located physically in the state during the time of wagering
  4. Allows the wagering on eSports, college teams, and Olympics
  5. With tax rates of 10% and 16% for retail sportsbook and mobile operators respectively