The Volunteer State is launching sports betting two Sundays from now. However, some last-minute housekeeping issues need to be addressed. Last week, the Tennessee Education Lottery Sports Wagering Committee held a special meeting discussing some of the issues about sports betting launching on November 1.
The launch would happen on an NFL Sunday, which is the week’s busiest day for sportsbooks in the fall. TEL CEO Rebecca Hargrave suggested that sportsbooks should operate a few hours a day leading up to the official November 1 launch, so sports betting operators are not overwhelmed on the first day with NFL bets coming in.
The special meeting was also held to discuss some final rules and regulations set in place and make sure the terms are up to par before the big day.
Who’s Expected to Launch in November?
Last month, the state confirmed that BetMGM, DraftKings, and FanDuel were approved of sports betting licenses and could launch on November 1. However, a fourth sportsbook is also supposed to begin operations, but the state is slowing them down.
Tennessee Action 24/7 is not sure if they will