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Text of the Sports Gaming Opportunity Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on February 13, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 13, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 625

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 13, 2013

(for himself and Mr. Pallone) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend chapter 178 of title 28 of the United States Code to permit during a 4-year period States to enact statutes that exempt from the operation of such chapter, lotteries, sweepstakes, and other betting, gambling, or wagering schemes involving professional and amateur sports.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Sports Gaming Opportunity Act of 2013 .

2.

Amendment

Section 3704(a) of title 28, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (3) by striking or at the end,

(2)

in paragraph (4) by striking the period at the end and inserting ; or, and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(5)

a lottery, sweepstakes, or other betting, gambling, or wagering scheme in a State authorized by such State by an applicable statute—

(A)

enacted on or after January 1, 2013, and

(B)

as in effect not later than January 1, 2017.

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