Sports betting is still illegal in Maine, great news for the casinos Sam Rogers, News Center Maine · February 13, 2020 at 12:52 pm MAINE, Maine — Sports betting will remain illegal for at least this legislative session. On Tuesday the House voted 85-57 in favor of overriding the vetoed bill but failed to reach a two-thirds majority. The House needed 95 votes for the override. Great news for the casinos. The only places Mainers can gamble in the state, besides the lottery, are at Hollywood Casino and Hotel and Raceway, and Oxford Casino and Hotel. The parent companies of the two casinos lobbied heavily against the legalization of sports betting. Penn National Gaming owns Hollywood. Jeff Morris, Vice President of Public Affairs released a statement on the veto.