15 U.S. Code § 3001 - Congressional findings and policy
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(a) The Congress finds that—
the States should have the primary responsibility for determining what forms of gambling may legally take place within their borders;
the Federal Government should prevent interference by one State with the gambling policies of another, and should act to protect identifiable national interests; and
in the limited area of interstate off-track wagering on horseraces, there is a need for Federal action to ensure States will continue to cooperate with one another in the acceptance of legal interstate wagers.
It is the policy of the Congress in this chapter to regulate interstate commerce with respect to wagering on horseracing, in order to further the horseracing and legal off-track betting industries in the United States.
The provisions of this Act [this chapter] shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 25, 1978], and, except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, shall apply to any interstate off-track wager accepted on or after such date of enactment.
The provisions of this Act [this chapter] shall not apply to any interstate off-track wager which is accepted pursuant to a contract existing on May 1, 1978.
The following state regulations pages link to this page.
- Wash. Admin. Code § 260-49-020 - 260-49-020 - Requirements to conduct authorized advance deposit wagering.
- Wash. Admin. Code § 260-72-040 - 260-72-040 - Transmission of simulcast signal to account wagering facility.