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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 […] – 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, […]

Diverse Coalition Launches to Repeal Failing Federal Sports Betting Ban

Washington, DC – Riding a wave of unprecedented support for legalized sports betting, the American Sports Betting Coalition (ASBC) today launched a 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. According to new research by Oxford Economics, legalizing sports […]

Associated Press – Casino industry ramps up effort to repeal sports betting ban

June 12, 2017  By Regina Garcia Cano  LAS VEGAS (AP) – The casino industry’s largest lobbying group in the U.S. is ramping up its efforts to repeal a 25-year-old federal law that bans sports betting in most states. The American Gaming Association on Monday announced the creation of a coalition involving organizations of attorneys general […]