Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992

Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992

short title=Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act [ [|/bss/d102query.html| Search Results - THOMAS (Library of Congress) ] ]
long title=Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act
rep intro=Dennis DeConcini
rep state=Arizona
date house=October 06, 1992 [ [|/bss/d102query.html| Search Results - THOMAS (Library of Congress) ] ]
date senate=February 22, 1991
date law=October 28, 1992
USC title=28
USC sec=3701
CFR title=
CFR sec=
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 Oregon and Delaware were 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 alai and parimutuel horse and dog racing.


External links

* [ Help Legalize New Jersey Sports Betting]
* [ Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992]

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