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Thirteen states have introduced and three have passed legislation this year dealing with the legalization of sports betting, currently prohibited in all but a handful of states by the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) passed by Congress in 1992. Most of the state bills would allow such wagering if the federal law changes, although one, Hawaii HB 927, would only create a task force to study the issue. Nevada also passed a bill in 2014 (SB 2460) allowing sports betting at casinos and horse racetracks.
Source: Legal Sports Report, Online Gambling Sites
Introduced sports betting bill in 2017: California, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, West Virginia
Passed sports betting bill in 2017: Connecticut, Mississippi, Pennsylvania
Passed sports betting bill in 2014: New Jersey
Legalized form of sports betting before passage of PASPA: Delaware, Montana, Nevada, Oregon