Puerto Rico is looking to tap into the lucrative sports betting field with a new bill that aims to legalize the practice on the island, news outlet the Caribbean Business reports.
The Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, announced that a bill calling for the legalization and regulation of in-person and online sports betting has been introduced to the local Legislature.
The piece was authored by Rep. Néstor Alonso Vega, who chairs the House Tourism Committee. It was namely that committee the legislation was introduced to on Monday. In addition to online and in-person sports gambling, the bill, if approved, will also legalize fantasy sports and betting on eSports.
Source: Puerto Rico Press