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Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, says he’ll introduce legislation “that will regulate and legalize sports gambling in Minnesota.” (File photo: Kevin Featherly)
Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, says he’ll introduce legislation “that will regulate and legalize sports gambling in Minnesota.” (File photo: Kevin Featherly)

Pat Garofalo bets on sports gambling in 2018

Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, wasted little  time after the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it would hear the state of New Jersey’s appeal to legalize sports gambling.

He wants to move sports gambling away from an “underground economy” and into the light of day, he announced Wednesday.

“It is time for Minnesota’s sports gambling laws to move out of the caveman era and into the 21st century. … In the 2018 legislative session, I promise to introduce legislation that will regulate and legalize sports gambling in Minnesota. I hope a favorable ruling from the Supreme Court will pave the way for this in our state.”

We’ll see if our fellow citizens in the Garden State prevail before the high court.

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