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What you need to know about the new federal sports betting bill

by David Purdum and Ryan Rodenberg, ESPN

On Wednesday, U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Chuck Schumer (D-New York) introduced the Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act (SWMIA) of 2018, a comprehensive bill that aims to provide federal oversight to the expanding American legal sports betting market.

The bill is viewed as a first step in what could be a lengthy process full of politics and debate between powerful stakeholders like the sports leagues and gaming industry.

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