Sports betting legislation across the country also likely coming to standstill Brian Pempus, US Bets · March 17, 2020 at 11:24 pm The ongoing public health crisis gripping the country has made it so federal and state governments are scrambling for ways to help as the economy comes to a standstill and some people become gravely ill from the coronavirus. It’s suspect to even care about sports betting legislation with so many people suffering in countless ways. It is worth mentioning on USBets.com, however, that the crisis almost certainly freezes most if not all legislative work on gambling expansion that had recently enthused many in the sports betting industry. Sixteen states were live with legal sports wagering before the coronavirus brought the casino industry to its knees and closed facilities in many states. Four additional jurisdictions — Montana, Colorado, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia — already legalized sports wagering but have yet to launch their respective industries. It’s possible none of those now will in 2020, but a lot can change in the weeks and months ahead.