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“A Look at the Senate’s Bipartisan Sports Betting Bill,” Law360

In this article, the authors explain that the Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018 was introduced in December, less than eight months after the US Supreme Court’s landmark decision that struck down the federal ban on sports gambling.  The act would create uniform federal standards for the legalized sports betting market, but it would not change the fact that sports betting outlets must continue to follow other federal statutes.  The authors highlight key aspects of the act and discuss its fate in the 116th Congress, which begins on January 3, 2019.  The article was written by Partners Reid J. Schar and Wade A. Thomson, Special Counsel David W. Sussman and Associate E.K. Mc Williams.