A Good Bet or A Longshot: Current Efforts to Legalize Sports Betting in California

Aaron Swerdlow, one of the most active sports lawyers in the country, authored “A Good Bet or A Longshot: Current Efforts to Legalize Sports Betting in California,” for the Daily Journal. Published July 26, 2018, the article looks at the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act – a federal law prohibiting states from legalizing betting on professional and collegiate sporting events – declaring it unconstitutional. Mr. Swerdlow discusses how some states are aggressively legalizing sports gambling to capture a new tax revenue stream and foster local business creation, and his expectations for the advancement of legislation to legalize sports gambling in California over the next year.

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