Analysis: Why A Federal Sports Betting Bill Is Unlikely
When the Supreme Court overturned The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in Murphy v. NCAA, this opened the doors for states to begin the lengthy process of legalizing sports betting within their borders.
Does this change need to occur on a state-by-state basis, or could Congress enact federal legislation governing sports betting? According to new analysis from Ifrah Law, historical precedent and current statutes indicate that a federal sports betting law is unlikely to pass anytime soon.
“The federal government has historically left gambling legislation to the province of state and local governments. Even before the overturn of PASPA, states have typically overseen their own systems for permitting and regulating gaming and similar entertainments within their borders.”
Read Why We Won’t See A Federal Sports Betting Bill Soon to learn why state’s rights and the Wire Act will all but ensure a continuation of the current state-by-state rollout.