May 16 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The  Supreme Court’s decision to strike a federal law banning sports gambling could potentially benefit radio broadcasters.

That’s what Womble Bond Dickinson attorney John Garziglia tells Radio Ink. The Court struck down the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act barring state-authorized sports gambling. This opens the doors for states to legalize sports gambling, and observers feel a number will do so.

“I believe that several states will be quick to change their laws to allow for sports betting,” Garziglia tells Radio Ink. “Once the state law is changed, radio advertising for sports betting in that state will be legal.”

Click here to read “Supreme Court Ruling Could Benefit Radio” in Radio Ink.

Also, click here to read the Womble Bond Dickinson client alert on “Supreme Court Opens Door to Legalized Sports Betting”.

John Garziglia represents radio and television broadcasters, offering personalized assistance in all areas of communications and telecommunications law including transactional and contract negotiations for broadcast station mergers and acquisitions, the securing of financing, governmental auctions of new frequencies, license renewals, new stations applications, facility changes, facility upgrades, licensing, and compliance with FCC rules, regulations and policies.