PASPA Author Says Sports-Betting Law Should Be Revised, Not Repealed

The U.S. senator who wrote the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) says the 25-year-old law banning sports betting in most states should be updated by Congress, but not overturned.

The “Bradley Bill,” as PASPA is frequently called, is a misnomer. 

It was Arizona Senator Dennis DeConcini, not New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley, who introduced PASPA in 1991 and shepherded the legislation through Congress in 1992.

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