Leading voices in law enforcement issued five recommendations for addressing the $150 billion illegal sports betting market that funds dangerous criminal enterprises and threatens the integrity of sports. Among the recommendations from the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Illegal Gambling Advisory Board is a call for Congress to repeal the federal ban on sports betting and replace it with rigorous regulation. The Board is led by chair Tim Murphy, former Deputy Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who guided a first-ever Law Enforcement Summit on illegal sports betting in Washington, D.C. this summer.
“The current approach to sports betting in the United States is not working; instead, it’s fueling criminal enterprises,” said Murphy. “The time has come to repeal the current sports betting ban and replace it with rigorous regulations that benefit states, protect consumers and maintain the integrity of the games.”