NCSL Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on Sports Betting


‘Aligning with NCSL Policy and Clearing Way for States to Regulate Sports Betting’

NCSL press release

Washington—In response to the U.S. Supreme Court striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA),  the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) released the following statement:

“NCSL applauds the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down PASPA as unconstitutional and violative of the 10th Amendment. NCSL supports every state’s right to regulate gaming and sports betting, including both legalization and prohibition, without unwarranted federal preemption and interference. This landmark ruling provides states another tool with which they can continue to craft smart, tailored policies during a time of congressional gridlock in Washington.”

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NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.