Representative Ken Luttrell has introduced House Bill 3008. If passed and signed into law, it would legalize sports betting in the state and put Hookie the Bookie out of business:
"Illegal sports betting occurs throughout Oklahoma, and figures I obtained from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) show 11 offenses recently with tens of thousands of dollars seized," Luttrell said. "This reflects only a fraction of what actually occurs in our state. The Oxford Economics Group estimates that legal sports betting would generate $240 million in revenue for Oklahoma and create over 3000 direct and indirect jobs. This legislation just makes sense."
We're all for legal gambling at The Lost Ogle. but I don’t think the fine folks of this state should be limited to wagering their paychecks on overpaid amateur and professional athletes.
In fact, there are many other things Oklahomans should be allowed to gamble on, including...