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Help Legalize Atlantic City Sports Betting

The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 was passed by Congress over a decade ago. This act set out to define the legalization of sports betting thoughout the country and was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush. This act effectively outlawed sports betting country wide, excluding a few states.

Exceptions were carved out for states that already allowed sports betting. This short list included Nevada, Oregon, Delaware and Montana. In addition, Congress allowed a one year window for states that had regulated casinos for at least 10 years to pass a law allowing sports betting. The latter exception was made for the State of New Jersey.

While Nevada's legislators embraced sports betting, New Jersey's did not. The state was given until New Year's Day of 1994 to pass a new law permitting sports betting. Tragically legislators failed to get it on the ballot before the deadline, due in part to the heated gubernatorial election of 1993.

Now with a looming state deficit and increase gaming competition stemming from their neighbors in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York, several New Jersey legislators are leading the way to legalizing sports betting. And we are all for it.

If you wish to help out, please write your local representatives. Even if you don't live in New Jersey, please voice your support. While NJ should be able to pass a state law legalizing sports betting, it would appreciate the backing of legislators country wide.

Thanks for your help!

Ways you can help:

Write your local representatives:
Contact your Congressperson in the Senate
Contact your Congressperson in the U.S. House of Representatives

If you live in the State of New Jersey:
Contact Governor Corzine
Contact your local legislature

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