OPINION: Maine Governor’s sports betting veto was the right call Central Maine · January 14, 2020 at 12:45 pm You can buy a lottery ticket in Maine. You can put down a bet on a horse race. You can push the buttons on a slot machine, fill out a card for high-stakes beano or put money down on where you think a roulette ball will stop rolling. But, at least so far, you can’t legally bet on a football game or a boxing match, even though that kind of gambling was made legal by a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2018. A bill that passed both houses of the Legislature last year would have changed that, but it was vetoed last week by Gov. Janet Mills. The governor made the right call.