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Lawmaker's task force to study viability of Internet gaming, sports betting in Mississippi

Rep. Richard Bennett, R-Long Beach

Rep. Richard Bennett, R-Long Beach

House Gaming Committee Chairman Richard Bennett, R-Long Beach, has commissioned a task force of experts to look at the pros and cons of Internet gambling and sports betting in Mississippi, according to a story in Biloxi Sun Herald.

The group’s first meeting will be in May during the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi. It will present its findings by the end of the year.

Bennett said this doesn’t endorse either form of gambling.  “I’m looking for an unbiased study,” he told the Sun Herald. It will be more comprehensive than anything he’s seen on the subjects, he said, and he envisions other states using the information that is collected.

For the full story and members of the task force, click here.



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