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ESPN – Sports betting legalization: Where do we stand right now?

September 14, 2017  By David Purdum  Most estimates are in the hundreds of billions of dollars, but no one knows for sure how much money Americans bet on sports every year. Whatever the amount, it’s enough to fuel the massive offshore bookmaking industry that consists of hundreds of online sportsbooks. It’s also large enough to […]

The Hill – Gaming group to Supreme Court: End ban on sports betting

September 5, 2017  By Megan Wilson  The American Gaming Association on Tuesday filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of New Jersey, which wants to end the federal ban on sports betting. The 26-page amicus brief takes aim at the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), passed in 1992, that prohibits states […]

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 […]

Sports Betting Task Force Meeting

Created in 2015 and charged with studying a multitude of issues associated with sports betting and Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS), this member-only group meets regularly to discuss ongoing research initiatives, debate the industry and association’s roles in pushing for a more rational approach to sports betting in America today and strategize about how to most […]

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 […]