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TO CHANGE THE SPORTS BETTING LAW,AN ENTIRELY NEW POLICY ENVIRONMENT MUST BE CREATED.

In recent years, public attitudes have been rapidly evolving around the need to change the current ban on sports betting in the United States. As evidenced by a consistent stream of quotes from key league officials, team owners and policymakers, a critical shift in the landscape has begun.

Nearly six in ten Americans are in favor of ending the federal sports betting ban and allowing states to decide the question of legalization; fully 72 percent of avid sports fans are in favor of ending the ban; and nearly 2 in 3 Americans believe regulated sports betting would allow communities to benefit from additional tax revenue and job creation. But shifting public attitudes is only the first step towards ending the sports betting ban.

To change the sports betting law, an entirely new policy environment must be created. The American Sports Betting Coalition brings together leaders in law enforcement, business, and organizations representing elected officials to advocate for a repeal of PASPA and give states the ability to decide the question of legalization. 


What We Aim to Achieve

 
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EDUCATE

Educate policymakers, law enforcement and all relevant stakeholders on the wide-ranging negative impact created by a thriving, illegal sports betting market and the need for change. 

EMPOWER

Empower law enforcement with robust regulations and 21st century tools to monitor and track sports wagering activity.

ADVOCATE

Advocate for repealing the failed federal sports betting ban and granting states the ability to determine how to address sports betting.

DELIVER

Deliver for fans what they demand – a safe, legal, transparent environment for deeper engagement with the teams and sports they love.

 
 

In ending the federal prohibition on sports betting, Congress should adhere to these core principles:

 
 
Defer to states regarding the desirability of regulating sports betting as they do other forms of casino wagering.

Defer to states regarding the desirability of regulating sports betting as they do other forms of casino wagering.

Ensure the integrity of sports betting through state licensing and regulation.

Ensure the integrity of sports betting through state licensing and regulation.

Make all sports betting businesses transparent to law enforcement.

Make all sports betting businesses transparent to law enforcement.

Ensure a tax regime does not undermine legal sports betting operations’ ability to compete against illegal and offshore operators.

Ensure a tax regime does not undermine legal sports betting operations’ ability to compete against illegal and offshore operators.

 

The American Sports Betting Coalition will bring together

 
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COALITION ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Coalition Advisory Council will provide guidance and input as law enforcement, policymakers and industry leaders work together to address the failed federal sports betting ban and craft solutions to regulate and monitor sports wagering. The Advisory Council brings together a select group of stakeholders from the American Gaming Association’s distinguished Illegal Gambling Advisory Board with other law enforcement leaders and organizations representing bipartisan state and local elected officials. The Advisory Council will submit a comprehensive report to members of Congress, detailing its proposed solutions.


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