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Rift Widens Over States' Role In Sports Betting

By Zachary Zagger (September 8, 2017, 5:26 PM EDT) -- The gambling industry's arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court that sports betting is a state's rights issue could widen a gap between the industry and major professional sports leagues, which have said they prefer a federal law if they are going to support legalizing the practice at all.

On Tuesday the American Gaming Association, a nonprofit trade group for the commercial and tribal gambling industries, filed an amicus brief in a U.S. Supreme Court case challenging the federal sports betting ban, arguing that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which prohibits states from authorizing sports betting, unconstitutionally restricts states and...

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