Sports Betting legalization bill tabled in Hawaii

Sports Betting

A Hawaii sports betting bill, and a casino gaming bill, are on the move in the Aloha State.

The Hawaii House Economic Development Committee recommended that a bill to legalize online sports betting and a separate bill to legalize one casino license for the state be approved.

The committee approved both measures by a 5-2 vote.

Rep. Daniel Holt (D-28) introduced HB 2765 to legalize online sports betting and HB 2762 to legalize one casino license in the state. The House Economic Development Committee heard testimony regarding both bills last week.

Prior to recommending the bills be approved, the house committee agreed on several amendments to HB 2765. The members agreed to amend the bill to allow those who are 18 and older in the state to engage in sports betting and change what the sports betting tax revenue will fund.