About the bill
The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (Pub.L. 102–559), also known as PASPA or the Bradley Act, is a judicially overturned law that was meant to define the legal status of sports betting throughout the United States. This act effectively outlawed sports betting nationwide, excluding a few states.
The sports lotteries conducted in Oregon, Delaware, and Montana 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. Excluded from …
Sponsor and status
102nd Congress (1991–1992)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 28, 1992
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 28, 1992.
Senator for Arizona
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Last Updated: Oct 28, 1992
62 Cosponsors (33 Republicans, 29 Democrats)
S. 474 (102nd) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 474. This is the one from the 102nd Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 102nd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 9, 1992. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, Pub. L. No. 102-559, S. 474, 102nd Cong. (1992).
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