U.S. Leagues Run Into Pushback In Missouri Over Integrity Fee

Members of a Missouri House committee laying the groundwork for sports-betting legislation in 2020 voiced reluctance on Thursday to include an integrity fee for the nation’s professional sports leagues.

“Has there ever been a sports gambling fee in Nevada?” asked Democratic state Representative Wes Rogers, who is one of seven members of a special interim committee on gaming in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Rogers directed his question at Jeremy Kudon, a New York attorney who testified on behalf of Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and golf's PGA Tour.

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