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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WANTS A PIECE OF SPORTS BETTING ACTION, SAYS SEN. HATCH

Joss Wood December 18, 2018

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is passing around a new draft bill that would establish federal control over state-regulated sports betting.

Regular readers will know that Hatch was one of the authors of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). He was not happy when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his law in May this year.

Speaking after the decision, Hatch said:

“The problems posed by sports betting are much the same as they were 25 years ago. But the rapid rise of the Internet means that sports betting across state lines is now just a click away. We cannot allow this practice to proliferate amid uneven enforcement and a patchwork race to the regulatory bottom.”

He immediately went on to announce that he would prepare legislation to address the issue. The draft we now have is the result of that work.

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