In 2018, the gambling industry saw a dramatic change when the Supreme Court decided in consolidated cases, Murphy v. NCAA and New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Inc. v. NCAA, that the Professional and Amatuer Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PAPSA) was unconstitutional. The decision “removed the federal prohibition that for a quarter of a century had prevented states other than Nevada from authorizing sports betting.” (p. 243) Following this decision, many states took action and quickly passed legislation for sports wagering. Sports betting and gaming law continue to be in the forefront of legislative debate across the U.S. The Law of Regulated Gambling: A Practical Guide for Business Lawyers, edited by Keith Miller, is an opportune publication that provides business attorneys with guidance for when business law matters intertwine with gaming law.
A project of the American Bar Association Gaming Law Committee, this title is a comprehensive resource for "attorneys whose practice does not predominantly involve gaming clients." (p. vii) It provides an introduction that defines gambling and outlines its history in the U.S. from the late nineteenth century to today. Subsequent chapters of the book are focused on commercial gambling in the U.S. and other forms of gambling, including tribal gaming, internet gaming, state lotteries, sports betting, and more. The content offers “a heightened awareness of regulated gambling law for attorneys who may be described as an “accidental” or “inadvertent” gaming law lawyer.” (ABA)
Whether you are a business lawyer with a case that touches on the law of regulated gambling, or you just have an interest in learning more about the changing legislation, check out The Law of Regulated Gambling: A Practical Guide for Business Lawyers.