MIGA Wants More Studies on Sports Betting

When the bill was proposed by the Minnesota legislator, MIGA had no immediate interest in legalizing sports betting. “While there is a desire by some to consider this matter during the present session, it seems that the public interest would be best served first by careful study of sports betting’s implications in this state,” said MIGA chairperson Charles Vig in a letter to the governor Tim Walz last month.

The buy-in from MIGA and other tribal casino operators will make or break the Minnesota legislator’s desire to legalize sports betting. Garofalo is forever hopeful, saying that legalized sports betting will become an eventuality in Minnesota. It all just depends on how long they’ll have to wait. “The favorite is to get it done in the next two years. “Getting it done this year is an underdog,” he said.