OPINION: Will Missouri finally allow sports gambling and rein in video terminals in 2020? The Kansas City Star Editorial Board · December 3, 2019 at 2:56 pm The roadmap that could lead to more gambling in Missouri is now on the table. On Monday, a special interim House committee issued a report tackling two big issues related to wagering: sports betting, which is spreading across the country, and so-called “gray machine” video gambling terminals popping up across Missouri. Sorting out the changing gambling industry should be a first priority for lawmakers next year. It won’t be easy. Addressing both will be “a very thin needle to thread,” said committee chairman Dan Shaul, a Republican House member.