H. R. 783
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 1, 2017
Mr. LoBiondo (for himself and Mr. Pallone) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Sports Gaming Opportunity Act of 2017.
Section 3704(a) of title 28, United States Code, is amended—
in paragraph (3) by striking
or at the end,
in paragraph (4) by striking the period at the end and inserting
; or, and
by adding at the end the following:
a lottery, sweepstakes, or other betting, gambling, or wagering scheme in a State authorized by such State by an applicable statute—
enacted on or after January 1, 2017, and
as in effect not later than January 1, 2021.