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S. 474 (102nd): Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act

This was a vote to pass S. 474 (102nd) in the Senate.

The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (Pub.L. 102–559), also known as the "Bradley Act," attempts 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 and carve out an exception for itself. Also excluded from the reach of PASPA are jai alai and parimutuel horse and dog racing.

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Source: Wikipedia

Totals

All Votes D R
Yea 88%
 
 
88
53
 
35
 
Nay 5%
 
 
5
2
 
3
 
Present 1%
 
 
1
1
 
0
 
Not Voting 6%
 
 
6
1
 
5
 

Date: Jun 2, 1992

Question: On Passage of the Bill in the Senate

Required: Simple Majority

Result: Bill Passed

Source: senate.gov

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