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H.R. 967: Betting on Our Future Act

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This would make it harder to discover such real sports bets as which color the winning team’s Gatorade shower will be.


In 2018, the Supreme Court allowed states to legalize sports betting. The court struck down a 1992 federal law called the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act as unconstitutional, which had largely outlawed the practice.

Authored by Justice Samuel Alito, the 6–3 decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association opened the floodgates. Just in the five years since then, more than half of all states have legalized some form of sports betting. (Although numerous differences still exist between states, such as whether betting on in-state teams or on college teams is allowed.)

Even if you’ve never placed a sports bet yourself, you’ve probably seen some …

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Sponsor. Representative for New York's 20th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 9, 2023
Length: 3 pages
Feb 9, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Introduced on Feb 9, 2023

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Feb 9, 2023

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