Vermont report calls for legal betting, but no more than six licences

Vermont’s 2022 Sports Betting Committee has called for sports betting to be legalised in the state, but with limited licences issued by a request for proposals.

The committee report outlines what the implementation of sports betting could look like in Vermont, detailing reasons why sports betting could be beneficial for the state.

It contains six core recommendations, beginning with the implementation of a legalised, state-controlled sports betting market.

A state-controlled market would mean that the state of Vermont would control how many licences are given out. In the report, the Committee states that there should be “minimum of two but not more than six” operators permitted to offer sports betting in Vermont.

In terms of the bidding process for licences, the Committee recommends that it should “be structured to be similar to New Hampshire or New York,” two states notable for high tax rates.

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