- Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992
short title=Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act [ [http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d102:1:./temp/~bd0FZZ:@@@L&summ2=m&|/bss/d102query.html| Search Results - THOMAS (Library of Congress) ] ]
long title=Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act
rep intro=Dennis DeConcini
date house=October 06, 1992 [ [http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d102:1:./temp/~bd0FZZ:@@@L&summ2=m&|/bss/d102query.html| Search Results - THOMAS (Library of Congress) ] ]
date senate=February 22, 1991
date law=October 28, 1992
other leg=|The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (USPL|102|559) set out to define the legalization of sports betting throughout the United States. This act effectively outlawed sports betting nationwide, excluding a few states.
The sports lotteries conducted in
Oregonand Delawarewere exempt, as well as the licensed sports pools in Nevada. In addition, Congress provided a one-year window of opportunity from the effective date of PASPA (January 1, 1993) for states, which operated licensed casino gaming for the previous ten-year period to pass laws permitting sports wagering. The latter exception was clearly crafted with New Jersey in mind. However, New Jersey failed to take advantage of this opportunity and carve out an exception for itself. Also excluded from the reach of PASPA are jai alaiand parimutuel horse and dog racing.
* [http://www.acsportsbooks.com/helpout.htm Help Legalize New Jersey Sports Betting]
* [http://www.gambling-law-us.com/Federal-Laws/sports-protection.htm Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992]
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