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How Decriminalizing Marijuana at Federal Level Could Boost Interstate Sports Betting Compacts

by John Holden, Legal Sports Report

A new administration could portend a new approach to some thorny issues around both marijuana and sports betting.

With Michigan voting back in October to allow for the state Gaming Control Board to enter into lawful interstate and tribal compacts for online poker, a key question that has continued to hound the sports betting world surfaced once again: when will interstate sports betting compacts appear?

Sports betting compacts are not currently feasible by virtue of the Wire Act, but could a Joe Biden administration signal change?

The marijuana industry may give some insight.

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