ON senate Version of a bill that would legalize sports betting Georgia offers a little more than that House Execution.
SB 142, sponsored by eight senators, is quite similar in concept HB 86, sponsored by six representatives. Both bills would enable GA sports betting to be regulated by the Georgia Lottery with at least six mobile sports betting and no license limit.
Other than that, however, some of the finer details are different from the two calculations.
The House version has at least some support as it was elected from the committee last week and is backed by the state four professional teams. The Senate version, submitted Tuesday, has not yet planned a hearing.
Georgia Sports Betting Bill Differences
Let’s break down some of the biggest differences:
- College bets: Under the house version there would be no bets on university sports at all. The Senate version only prohibits Bets on Georgia Collegesalthough. Weather bettors would still bet on both bills Offshore sports betting to bet on Georgia Bulldogs and other in-state favorites. But ban on all college bets rolled into one Southeast Conference State could significantly restrict the market.
- Tax rate: The house version taxes the income from sports betting 14%, down from 16% originally. The Senate calls for one 10% VAT The $ 50,000 Registration fee and $ 900,000 The annual renewal fee is the same in both invoices.
- Adjusted gross income definition: It’s unclear how much the two calculations actually differ here. The Senate draft excludes Free bets, Promo credits and the 0.25% Federal excise tax from the definition. Both bills have definitions of “cash equivalent of goods or valuables given as prizes” which can easily include these credits and free bets as well. LSR asked the Lead House Sponsor for clarification Rep. Ron Stephens.
A resemblance that no sports betting operator will like is required official league dates at the request of a US sports league.
Senate version retail partnerships allowed
Both bills strictly legalize online sports betting, but the Senate version certainly allows it retail trade Partnerships.
Any holder of a master license for coin-operated entertainment games such as pinball and skee-ball could work with an online sportsbook to offer betting kiosks:
The company may through rules and regulations authorize master license holders and site owners or site operators to offer the lottery game Sports Betting as an online sports betting platform through a system similar to the real coin operated amusement machines for sporting events approved by the Company, through a system that resembles the real coin operated amusement machines that are in accordance with under this chapter are licensed to operate in retail stores and connected to an accounting terminal connected through a company-approved communications network.
The final terms and details of these agreements are to be decided by the lottery.
The Senate version prohibits the mandatory holding of GA sports betting
With a single sentence in the Senate bill, shots were metaphorically fired across state lines Tennessee::
The Company is not authorized to prescribe the maximum or minimum payout of a Licensee’s Hold Percentage.
This is clearly a response to the questionable law implemented in the TN Sports Betting Act. Tennessee’s sports betting must at least hold 10% on an annual basis, which is twice as much as expected by the industry 5%.
The House version does not suggest a mandatory blocking. However, the Senate’s involvement suggests that it recognizes a flawed component of its neighbor against the northern betting laws. Tennessee, which has no operator licenses, just got off to an overwhelming first start four Sports betting, although these books have set a record for a new state start.