JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Sen. Denny Hoskins and Rep. Dean Plocher announced Tuesday they will be filing a bill introducing the Comprehensive Missouri Sport Betting and Sports Protection Act.

Supporters say proposed legislation will authorize sports betting in Missouri’s riverboat casinos and on the internet, while implementing consumer protections and sports integrity requirements. This bill would mirror federal law if the existing gambling law of 1993 that currently prohibits these actions is repealed.