Tennessee Proposed A Gambling Ban For Sundays And Holidays And It’s The Most Southern Thing Ever

Written By Chops on March 27, 2019 - Last Updated on November 12, 2020

Tennessee is one of many states with proposed sports betting legislation in the works. The latest iteration of their bi-partisan Senate bill, SB-16, is currently facing bi-partisan opposition from phony pretend bible-thumping morally righteous politicians.

This bill would allow for online sports betting only.

And only Monday through Saturday. Well, kind of on Sundays, but only certain times. And not on holidays either.

Facepalm Sunday

I grew up in the South. The South (some would argue) has an antiquated view on certain things. From when and where you can buy alcohol to when stores can open on Sunday. The South really, really holds Sunday sacred. For church. And for the NFL.

The fact that a southern politician would attempt to put religious-based sanctions on Tennessee sports betting isn’t surprising. What is surprising is this Tennessee rep didn’t go even more draconian.  Why not require geo-fencing around churches? I’m super disappointed in you, Tennessee. Sure, your proposed bans are ridiculous, but you are nowhere near your lofty standards. Step. It. Up.

For more on Tennessee’s sports betting legislation, check out Legal Sports Report.

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Steve “Chops” Preiss has 15 years of experience in the gaming industry. Chops began writing and producing content for digital media sites during the early poker-boom years. He has twice been voted by his peers as one of the 20 Most Influential People in Poker. Chops has also written and produced segments for a primetime gaming TV show on Versus (now NBC Sports Network) and distributed a poker program to over 160M global households.

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