In a recent post, Stacy Papadopoulos, AGA’s senior VP of industry laid emphasis once again on how inefficient PASPA is, and it is time for a change.
In order to protect the integrity of sports, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was passed in 1992. PASPA to safeguard the integrity of sports, banned sports betting in all the states throughout the country, leaving a few and turned betting into an illegal activity in the states. According to the American Gaming Association, PASPA is nothing but outdated law that strongly affects the state’s sovereignty.
The US Congress can pass and enact laws that could ban interstate betting, for example. PASPA instead prohibits the states from regulating sports betting within their borders, thus showing a restrictive pattern. PASPA does not give enough space for the states to act according to the new situations created such as those in the Garden States.
PASPA is indirectly promoting illegal betting activities from the acquired funds which are promoting drug and human trafficking, racketeering and money laundering thus helping the growth of the black market and hence failing to protect the players. In addition to this PASPA also fails in protecting the sports events due to very noticeable irregular betting partners in regulated betting markets which get quickly noticed which is very unlike the black-market atmosphere where it's difficult to catch hold on such illegal, shady activities.
New Jersey will be taking its case to supreme court next year concerning avoid PASPA and pass the betting law within the state borders.