Maryland Moves To Establish Sports-Gambling Task Force

Dollar Bill wrote a couple weeks ago for Pressbox Online about legislation introduced to allow streamlined introduction of sports betting in Maryland.

Two huge caveats here:

  1. Federal law would need to change first. The Professional and Amateurs Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) effectively stops states outside those with existing sports betting schemes to offer new ones.
  2. Introducing a new form of wagering in Maryland like this would still require a public referendum

Nevertheless, it is nice to see that lawmakers are already thinking about this, and may be on fast track to sports betting if the PASPA picture changes.

Maryland lawmakers took the first step toward legalized sports gambling Feb. 8, as the state looks to capitalize upon the lucrative online market.

Source: Maryland Moves To Establish Sports-Gambling Task Force

Author: Sleepy

Eyes droop and he peers from meer slits
Long gone the usual insight and wit
then a raise unexpected
the pot is collected
How long will he keep up this shit?

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