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SCOTUSblog – Symposium: Lift the harmful, failing federal ban on sports betting

August 15, 2017  By Stacy Papadopoulos  Stacy Papadopoulos is general counsel and senior vice president of industry services at the American Gaming Association, which filed a cert-stage amicus brief in support of the challengers inChristie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association. In 1992, Congress enacted the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which prohibits all but a few […]

National Indian Gaming Association Joins American Sports Betting Coalition

Washington, DC – The American Sports Betting Coalition (ASBC) is proud to announce that the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) has joined the campaign to end the 25-year-old failing federal ban known as the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). PASPA prohibits sports betting outside Nevada. “We are pleased to announce that the National […]

KOCO News 5 (Oklahoma) – Sports betting could be coming to Oklahoma

July 12, 2017  By Zach Rael  OKLAHOMA CITY — Sports betting in Oklahoma could soon be bringing in money. In almost every single state, including Oklahoma, it’s illegal to bet on sports, but an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case could overturn a 25-year-old law. “If sports betting were to be legalized across the country, and specifically […]

American Gaming Association’s Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear New Jersey’s Challenge to the Federal Sports Betting Ban

Washington, D.C. – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement today following the Supreme Court’s decision to hear New Jersey’s challenge to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA)​, which bans sports betting outside Nevada: “The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 has failed to protect sports and […]

Associated Press – Justices to review New Jersey bid for legal sports betting

June 27, 2017  By Mark Sherman  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to take up New Jersey’s bid to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks, a case that could lead other states to seek a share of the lucrative market. The justices will review a lower court ruling against the state, which […]

Las Vegas Review-Journal – US Supreme Court takes up NJ sports betting case

June 27, 2017  By Richard N. Velotta  The U.S. Supreme Court surprised legal experts and the gaming industry on Tuesday, agreeing to review a lower-court ruling that blocks New Jersey from allowing sports wagering at its casinos and racetracks. Justices next fall will likely take up the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that […]

The Washington Examiner – Opinion: Time to end the failed ban on sports betting

June 15, 2017  By Gus Bentley  A powerful coalition to end the failed experiment of the prohibition on sports betting emerged this week, commanding the support of law enforcement officials, states’ rights advocates, policymakers and industry leaders. Launched Monday, the American Sports Betting Coalition is campaigning to end one of the most ineffective and counterproductive […]

Roll Call – Casino Lobby Launches Sports Betting Campaign

June 13, 2017 By Kate Ackley  The American Gaming Association is making a wager that a new coalition will convince Congress to repeal a 1992 law that bans most states from allowing sports betting. The association, which represents the casino industry, will launch the American Sports Betting Coalition on Monday with members that include law […]

NJ.com – Casino industry launches campaign to legalize sports betting

June 13, 2017 By Jonathan D. Salant  WASHINGTON — Casino industry officials on Monday launched a new campaign to legalize sports betting, something New Jersey has been trying to get for years. They’re behind the new American Sports Betting Coalition, which is trying to get Congress to repeal a 1992 law that allows such wagering in only four states: Nevada, Delaware, […]