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Photo: American-Statesman Staff
Photo: American-Statesman Staff

NFL calls for Supreme Court to create ‘regulatory framework’ for legal sports gambling

In response to Monday’s Supreme Court ruling that declared the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 unconstitutional, the NFL released a statement calling for regulations around legal sports gambling.

With a 7-2 vote, the Supreme Court ruled that states should have the right to determine if sports betting is allowed, not the federal government.

“The NFL’s long-standing an unwavering commitment to protecting the integrity of our game remains absolute,” the NFL’s statement read. “Congress has long recognized the potential harms posed by sports betting to the integrity of sporting contest and the public confidence in these events. Given that history, we intend to call on Congress again, this time to enact a core regulatory framework for legalized sports betting. 

“We also work closely with our clubs to ensure that any state efforts that move forward in the meantime protect our fans and the integrity of our game.”

The NBA, MLB, NHL and NCAA all released statements Monday prior to the NFL.

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