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Look at threads asking about help with betting. The BIG ones having troubles now 5 dimes heritage etc,...

HERE it is all the info now YOU can do something join the AGA

GET behind the states that Law has failed billions are being bet illegally.

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History of a Failed Law

In 1992, Congress passed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), effectively outlawing sports betting in most of the U.S.  Four states that previously allowed sports betting were grandfathered into the law:


Nevada, Delaware, Montana, and Oregon. Today, however, Nevada is the only state in which traditional, full-fledged betting on college and professional sports through licensed bookmakers is legal.


Sports betting today: wildly popular…and growing

Despite PASPA’s attempt to largely prohibit sports betting in the U.S., Americans have embraced it and continue to place bets on their favorite sports and teams. But instead of taking place in a regulated environment backed by consumer protections, the vast majority of sports betting today takes place underground. $58 billion will be wagered on NFL and college football games this season – $56 billion of it through illegal channels.


Changing public attitudes

When PASPA was enacted nearly 25 years ago, supporters expressed serious doubts about whether sports betting and the integrity of games could co-exist. But today, 72 percent of avid sports fans want to end the federal ban, and more than ever, Americans believe that states and tribal sovereign governments should have the right to choose whether or not to conduct sports betting.


Professional sports leagues softening stance

Once staunchly opposed to sports betting, professional sports leaders have recently softened their positions on sports betting. 

NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell:

"All of us have evolved a little on gambling."

NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver in a November 2015 New York Times op-ed:
“…[T]he laws on sports betting should be changed. Congress should adopt a federal framework that allows states to authorize betting on professional sports, subject to strict regulatory requirements and technological safeguards…sports betting should be brought out of the underground and into the sunlight where it can be appropriately monitored and regulated.”


Former NBA Commissioner, David Stern, publicly announced in 2015 that he was in support of legalized sports betting:
“There should be federal legislation that says, ‘Let’s go all the way’ and have betting on sports. It’s OK. It’s going to be properly regulated. …I think that gives a way for states to make more money, for leagues to be compensated for their intellectual property, and for the federal government to take [away] illegally bet money and put it through the federal coffers.”


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MLB Commissioner, Rob Manfred in April 2017:
"Sports gambling has changed a lot. The old vision of betting illegally with a bookie somewhere is not today's world. And, we've begun a conversation, educating people about what's out there, what sports leagues in other countries have done, in an effort to make sure that Major League Baseball's ready to join in what I think is going to be a dialogue about how sports gambling regulation in the United States should be changed.”

Commissioner, Manfred on Legal, Regulated Sports Betting
and Game Integrity in March 2017:

"The fact of the matter is, those rules are actually easier to enforce if it’s all aboveboard, regulated federally and everybody knows what’s going on. It can actually improve the integrity issue.”


NHL Commissioner, Gary Bettman in June 2015: 
“I don’t worry about the integrity of the game … Our players are professionals. Their integrity, their values are right on, so that’s not the issue from our standpoint ….”

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THe one issue that unites all american voters: ending the federal sports ban

This year Americans bet over $15 billion on Super Bowl 51 and March Madness — and 97 percent was bet illegally. Two facts are clear from this data: Americans love betting on sports and the federal prohibition on sports betting has failed. Results from a national survey conducted for the American Gaming Association by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (GQR) show Americans believe it’s time to repeal the federal ban and give states the power to decide whether to allow sports betting and how best to regulate it.

The Federal Sports Betting Ban Has Failed.

Sports betting is exploding in the U.S.
Americans bet more than $15 billion on Super Bowl 51 and March Madness — 97% was bet illegally. This football season, $58 billion in illegal bets will be placed on NFL and college games.

This massive economy exists entirely outside a legal framework. No regulatory oversight. No consumer protections. No tax benefits flowing back to local communities.

Current law is failing.
It's time to end the federal ban on sports betting.


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e Issue that Unites All
American Voters: Ending the
Federal Sports Betting Ban

This year Americans bet an estimated $15 billion on Super Bowl 51 and March Madness combined — and
an estimated 97 percent of that total was bet illegally. Two facts are clear from this data: Americans love
betting on sports and the federal prohibition on sports betting has failed. Results from a national survey
conducted for the American Gaming Association by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (GQR) show Americans
believe it’s time to repeal the federal ban and give states the power to decide whether to allow sports
betting and how best to regulate it.

American Sports Fans
Want States to Decide

Nearly three-in-four (72%) avid sports fans favor
ending the federal sports betting ban and letting
states decide.
Across every major American sport, a strong
majority of fans support ending the ban,
including football, baseball, basketball, soccer,
hockey, golf and auto racing.
Even Americans who do not follow sports
believe it’s time to change the law: 45 percent of
non-sports fans want to let states decide.

Americans Agree: End the
Federal Sports Betting Ban
A solid majority of Americans
(59%)
believe it
is time to end the federal sports betting ban
and empower states to decide whether to allow
sports wagering.
Majority support for ending the federal sports
betting ban spans political party, income, race,
education, urban and rural areas and regions of
the country.
Americans who agree on little else agree it
is
time to end the federal sports betting ban:
Roughly six in ten Trump voters, and one half of
Clinton voters, want to end the ban.


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03. How big is the illegal sports
betting market?
04. Is there an effort underway to
change current sports betting law?
02. Why is the status quo
impossible to maintain?
In 1992, Congress passed the Professional and
Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), effectively
outlawing sports betting in most of the U.S.
A grandfathering provision in the law allowed a
few states to operate limited forms of pre-existing
sports betting. Today, only Nevada is permitted to
operate traditional, full-fledged sports betting on
collegiate and professional sports through licensed
bookmakers.
AGA estimates that Americans illegally wager
$150 billion on U.S. sports annually. Another study
estimates Americans bet about $500 billion worldwide
on sports each year. Of the $4.7 billion wagered on
Super Bowl 51, 97% was bet illegally.



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Washington, D.C. 20001

Press Inquiries Contact: 

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StumpTownStu

Good stuff. We get so caught up with arguments about politics, race, ect. This is the one thing that unites us all. We need to fight for it.

LeRinkRat

absolutely INSANE with the number of Americans betting on sports illegally, either offshore or with "local" bookmakers, that state and the federal governments do NOT realize the TAXES legal sportsbooks or sports lotteries like in Canada would bring in.

for a little "history back", the State lotteries were originally started to counter the Illegal "number game". also NY State started horse racing off track betting to counter Mafia race books. other states like Pennsylvania soon followed suit by legalizing racebook operators like Ladbrooks. SAME should happen with sportsbetting. hell, in England their is a sportsbook on just about every street corner and the Crown takes in MILLIONS in taxes

zebrakiller

true that rinkrat in england you can make awager on just about every street corner legally whyy da fug cant we?

It's Vegas wanting control is the reson so give em a cut of all action of 49 other states thatll wake em up.

shiiittttttttttt 1.5% of 150 billion easyliy

LeRinkRat

[Quote: Originally Posted by zebrakiller] true that rinkrat in england you can make awager on just about every street corner legally whyy da fug cant we?

It's Vegas wanting control is the reson so give em a cut of all action of 49 other states thatll wake em up.

shiiittttttttttt 1.5% of 150 billion easyliy
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very EASY answer to THAT. the "Jesus Lobby". as John Kay and Steppenwolf sang about marijuana in the mid 1960's, "Oh It's Evil, Wicked, Mean and Nasty" to the "Religious Right"
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