May 14, 2018

Cortez Masto Statement on Supreme Court Ruling to Open Door for Legalized Sports Betting

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), a law that had prohibited sports betting outside Nevada:

“In Nevada, we know better than anyone that sports betting that is regulated responsibly and efficiently can be a great source of revenue for boosting local economies. I look forward to working with industry leaders, lawmakers across the country and stakeholders to ensure that Nevada can maintain its leadership in the gaming industry and serve as a prime example to other states of the importance of building trust between industry and regulators to maintain safety and integrity for sports, consumers, and business in regulated sports betting.”