Will States' Fight Against Sports Betting Ban Pay Off?

Law360, New York (August 02, 2012, 1:37 PM ET) -- Two states, New Jersey and California, are competing in a growing-stakes battle of states’ rights. The issue is the two-decade-old federal ban on sports betting. It has taken nearly 20 years, but finally there is some hope that things are about to change.

The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (Pub.L. 102-559) was enacted in 1992 and for the most part outlawed sports betting nationwide, excluding a few states. Its primary sponsor was Bill Bradley, a former senator from New Jersey, who was a professional basketball...
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