After a surge of optimism following the Senate’s override vote last week, state legislators dashed the hopes of sports-betting supporters in Maine on Tuesday by failing to override Governor Janet Mills’s veto.
The House voted 85-57 in an attempt to override Mills’ recent veto of Senate Bill 553, failing to garner a needed two-thirds majority.
A successful House override would have been the final step toward legalizing sports betting through an open licensing model for mobile wagering and would have made Maine the only state to enact such a model despite having existing casino interests in the state.
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