Feds eye move to regulate sports betting

This Oct 25, 2018 photo shows the odds board at the sports book at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J. Photo: AP/ Wayne Parry
This Oct 25, 2018 photo shows the odds board at the sports book at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J.

December 19, 2018 11:31 AM

The federal government would regulate sports betting nationwide under a bill to be introduced Wednesday.

Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, tells The Associated Press he and Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah will introduce the Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018.

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It would have the U.S. Justice Department set minimum standards states must meet in order to offer sports betting.

The eight states that already offer sports betting could still offer it while the Justice Department evaluates their laws.


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The bill would not provide so-called "integrity fee" payments to the leagues but would require that sports wagering operators use data provided or licensed by the leagues.

New Jersey won a U.S. Supreme Court case in May clearing the way for all 50 states to offer legal sports betting.

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