Outlook for sports wagering dimming, key lawmaker says

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The outlook for passing a sports wagering bill this year dimmed when the House voted down a proposal authorizing sports betting at the state's four casinos and 1,200 retailers across the state.

The chairman of the House committee that oversees gaming legislation said this week he thinks it's unlikely that sports betting will make it out of the Legislature this year.

"I think it's probably dead until next year," said Republican state Rep. John Barker, chairman of the House Federal and State Affairs Committee.

"We could try to bring it back. But I don't think . . .

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