The news remains exciting in the State. As another TN sportsbook is under review by the Tennessee Education Lottery.
William Hill accepted a bet on a college player prop as a screenshot posted by The Tennessee Journal. The Tennessee sports betting law prohibits it.
William Hill did not respond to this issue. The TEL confirmed that the issue is “under review:”
“There’s a process in place for violations. We follow that process. This matter is under review.
The TEL is closely considering the process this time around. It is an indefinite suspension of Action 24/7. A temporary order stopped after a Chancery Court judge ruled in part that the TEL Board of Directors did not follow proper procedures.
William Hill latest TN sportsbook with issues
William Hill became the fifth sportsbook in Tennessee. The app launched less than three weeks ago.
The error is probably a technical mistake. The sportsbook offers betting in states that allow college players prop betting. It is a dirty look for the Tennessee sports betting industry after TEL’s messy situation with Action 24/7.
The court finds TEL was false for not following its own rules. In the Action 24/7 suspension, all will look at the results.
No defined punishment for prohibited wagers
Sadly for the TEL, a punishment for this situation does not exist.
The law prohibits college player prop bets under Section 4-51-314 of the Tennessee sports betting law.
Individual actions, events, statistics, occurrences, or nonoccurrences to be determined during a sporting event. It includes, without restriction, in-game proposal bets on the performance or non-performance of a team or individual participant during a collegiate sporting event.”
Failure to maintain these terms, provisions, and programs may cause the suspension or revocation of a License or Registration. And also the imposition of a fine.
Any administrative fine cannot exceed $25,000 per event. So it’ll be up to the TEL to determine the degree of the violation to give the punishment.
TN sportsbook bill delayed
A proposal to prevent Action 24/7 customers from having an active loan with company Advance Financial 24/7 needs more time.
Sen. Richard Briggs and Rep. Darren Jernigan introduce an amendment to their legislation, SB 1029 and HB 824 on Tuesday. The amendment states a person could not have both a loan and a gambling account with a single company. Both wanted to protect problem gamblers and anyone that might chase a loan repayment.
Left hand, right hand?
There’s just one problem Action 24/7. The company affected by the legislation says that this is not workable, told Briggs.
Jernigan at one point has someone ready to testify their winnings. That person eventually changed their mind.
Briggs said he would meet the Action 24/7 next week. The next week is the last chance for the legislation to make it out of committee. That “doesn’t give a chance unless everything works out perfectly,” Briggs said.