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NFL plans to lobby Congress for a regulatory framework for sports betting

NFL plans to lobby Congress for a regulatory framework for sports betting
Published On: Mon, May 14
Jan 27, 2017; Kissimmee, FL, USA; NFC quarterback Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys (4) reacts during practice for the 2017 Pro Bowl at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL has lost in the judicial branch (even if the NFL actually has won at the every branch of every bank with which it does business). The league now will take the gambling fight to the legislature.



In its first statement issued in the aftermath of Mondaya€™s landmark ruling paving the way for nationwide sports betting, the NFL makes clear its intention not to lobby individual states but to lobby Congress for a law that protects the NFLa€™s interests.



a€œThe NFLa€™s long-standing and unwavering commitment to protecting the integrity of our game remains absolute,a€ the league said. a€œCongress has long-recognized the potential harms posed by sports betting to the integrity of sporting contests and the public confidence in these events. Given that history, we intend to call on Congress again, this time to enact a core regulatory framework for legalized sports betting. We also will work closely with our clubs to ensure that any state efforts that move forward in the meantime protect our fans and the integrity of our game.a€


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