Maine sports betting laws go into affect soon, wagering may still be months away
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Native American tribes in Maine are going to have to wait months — possibly more than a year — before sports betting begins in the state.
The law adopted by state lawmakers goes into effect on Aug. 8, but the executive director of the Maine Gambling Control Unit said it could take until January 2024 to get rules sorted out.
Milt Champion acknowledged that the rule making will take more time than some people may have expected.
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"This is not an easy process," Champion said. "We’re not trying to put this off. We just want to do it right."