Minnesota House passes bill to legalize sports betting

(ABC 6 News) – On Thursday, The Minnesota House of Representatives passed a bill that would legalize sports betting in the state.

The bill would allow residents age 21 and older to bet on sports with all betting conducted by tribal entities.

The model is Minnesota-specific, moving to create a legal marketplace, offer consumer protection, and stave off money laundering and other illegal activity.

The bill passed 70-57 and now goes to the Senate.