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North Dakota sports betting amendment bill moves to Senate after House approval


A bill that would amend the North Dakota constitution to potentially introduce online sports betting has been passed by the state House and will now be considered by the state Senate.

Titled House Concurrent Resolution No. 3002, the bill outlines an amendment to section 25 of article 11 of North Dakota’s Constitution.

The amendment would allow sports betting to be permitted by, and regulated by, the state of North Dakota.

Currently, sports betting is permitted only at casinos and on tribal lands.

The bill was first introduced at the state House on 3 January. It was passed to the Senate after its second reading on 12 January, after House members voted 49-44.

The bill is sponsored by 12 Representatives, consisting of 11 members of the Republican party and one Democrat.

To pass, the bill must again receive a majority vote, this time from the Senate.

If successful, the motion would be placed on the ballot for the 2024 general election.

Previous attempts to bring sports betting to North Dakota have been unsuccessful. A similar bill, introduced in 2019, did not pass the state Senate.

Another attempt in 2021 also did not progress.