Sports betting fever seems to be catching up in California, where the official introduction of sports betting amendment to the law was done by Assembly member Adam Gray. If the federal government allows betting on sports betting, the new bill will regulate the sports betting industry.
California seems to be on the list of many states, trying to introduce sports betting regulated market, provided the government changes the federal law outlaws the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which prohibits sports betting in all the states of the U.S. leaving a few.
Assembly member Adam Gray said on Thursday, July 20, the bill is completely ready to come into effect that would allow sports wagering in California. PASPA is the only hurdle which blocks the sports betting to be implemented through the country. Many officials recognise the backward act that fails to meet the modern times and hence are trying to persuade the federal government to annul PASPA.
Many states including California took the move after the New Jersey’s court case moved to Supreme Court setting a new milestone in the sports betting regulation. The bill needs to be approved by two-thirds of the members of State Legislature to be adopted as a law, which seems to be a hard task seeing the previous experience with online poker.