Online gambling is being brought to Missouri, but it’s not quite ready to be the next craze.
Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban online gambling.
The measure is part of a broader bill to regulate the industry, including the sale and use of online casinos, and could take effect in 2019.
The bill is also the latest attempt to address a gambling problem that has existed for years.
Mississippi has had an online casino since 2013.
It’s one of several states that are experimenting with the technology.
The state recently legalized online gambling, and it’s expected to expand to other states as well.
The law also allows the state to collect tax revenue from online gambling and use it to fund education and other public services.
But online gambling has been difficult to regulate.
For years, the state was at the mercy of gaming companies that had no operating licenses.
The industry has been a problem for years, and now a new bill introduced in the Missouri House would make it easier for state regulators to regulate online gambling by limiting its scope.
The bill, SB 898, was introduced by state Rep. Paul Tisdale, R-Carson City, in a meeting Wednesday.
It passed the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, with three other Republicans joining Tisdales co-sponsor and state Sen. Kevin Durenberger, R.I. The Senate version is expected to be released this week.
The House bill requires state regulators who have received a license to run online gambling operations to have the ability to operate a full-service casino and to have licenses to operate gambling operations at an online gaming establishment.
The legislation also requires casinos that receive licenses to hold a minimum of 30 percent of their gaming revenue in cash and no more than 50 percent in chips or other game-related tokens.
The legislation is modeled after Missouri’s gaming law, which allows casinos to operate as short-term gaming establishments that sell and charge online poker or craps.
It has been used to regulate both online gambling as well as gaming-related businesses.
But the law doesn’t include any regulations for online gambling itself.
That hasn’t stopped state regulators from trying.
In 2012, the Missouri Gaming Commission proposed rules to regulate casinos that allowed them to offer games for free and to pay a license fee to online players, such as the kind of fee that was used to ban online poker.
In 2014, the gaming commission banned online gambling in a bid to protect Missouri’s reputation and to limit the potential damage that online gambling could do to the state’s economy.
The ban has been upheld by the Missouri Supreme Court.
In 2018, the Legislature passed a law that made it easier to regulate gaming by requiring casinos to have operating licenses, operating their own websites and provide gaming-specific information to customers.
Those regulations, however, only applied to the online gaming industry, which wasn’t subject to the regulations.
State regulators haven’t made it easy to regulate internet gambling because it’s unregulated.
In Mississippi, for example, casinos have been able to operate without licenses and operate without operating a gambling establishment.
Mississippi has one of the lowest levels of gambling revenue in the country.
Missouria lawmakers also have been pushing to limit online gambling on the state level, but have been thwarted by state regulators.
They’re also working to expand online gambling to other jurisdictions, such to Missouri and other states that have banned it.
The Legislature has yet to take up any legislation related to online gambling legislation, and there’s no indication the new legislation will pass.
Missisippi’s legislative session ended Tuesday.
If the bill passes, Missouri would be the fifth state to legalize online gambling this year.