If PASPA Falls, Wire Act Awaits As Challenge To Online Sports Betting

Even if a 1992 federal ban on sports betting is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court this year, a separate 1961 federal law will create compliance complications for participants in a state-by-state online sports wagering industry that has already begun to take shape, according to legal experts.

At least five states are considering bills that would permit online sports betting if the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) is overturned by the Supreme Court, according to U.S. Sports Betting Tracker, GamblingCompliance’s legislative and regulatory monitoring service.

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