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AGA Statement on Proposed Indiana Sports Betting Legislation

Washington, D.C. – Indiana State Representative Alan Morrison has introduced a bill that would legalize sports betting if the federal ban – the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act – is lifted.  A provision in Morrison’s bill mandates that sports betting operators pay sports leagues 20 percent – before the state receives its proceeds.  Below is […]

Bloomberg – States, Gaming Industry Planning for Regulated Sports Betting

By David McAfee December 13, 2017  The gaming industry and some state legislators are preparing for a scenario where sports betting is legal and regulated within the states while the U.S. Supreme Court mulls New Jersey’s challenge to the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. The high court heard oral arguments Dec. […]

ESPN – Supreme Court hears arguments in New Jersey’s case to legalize sports betting

By David Purdum  December 4, 2017  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday morning in a seminal case that will decide the immediate future of American sports betting. The case, matching New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie versus the NCAA, NFL and other major professional leagues, is centered on the Professional […]

USA Today – Why Ban on Sports Betting is Close to Being Overturned

By Josh Peter November 28, 2017  WASHINGTON — The politician who has pushed as hard as any other to legalize sports gambling in the USA offered up some inside information. “I don’t bet,’’ U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) told USA TODAY Sports. “People think I’m a gambler because all of this, but I’m not.” Pallone, however, […]

American Gaming Association’s Statement on 25th Anniversary of Failing Federal Sports Betting Ban

Washington, D.C. – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement today ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which bans full-fledged sports betting outside Nevada: “PASPA is a failed law that has driven everyday sports fans into an unregulated, illegal sports betting market that offers […]

Fox Business – Most Americans support legalized sports betting: Poll

September 27, 2017  By Thomas Barrabi The majority of Americans now support nationwide legalization of sports betting, according to a results of a poll released this week, in a major reversal of public opinion when the pro sports gambling ban when into effect a quarter-century ago. Five-five percent of Americans said they approve of efforts […]

Augusta Free Press – American Sports Betting Coalition details benefits of legalized sports betting at Capitol Hill briefing

September 27, 2017  The American Gaming Association and American Sports Betting Coalition addressed the benefits of a legalized sports betting market on Capitol Hill during a roundtable discussion hosted by Third Way. The event, “The stakes of Sports Betting: A Look at the Federal Ban and the Current Debate over Legalization,” explored the economic impact a legalized market […]