A bill introduced into the House by Democratic representative, Paul Tonko proposes a wide-reaching ban on sportsbook advertising.
Entitled The Betting on Our Future Act, the bill aims to “prohibit the advertising of sportsbooks on any medium of electronic communication subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and for other purposes”.
If passed, sportsbooks would not be permitted to advertise on mediums that fall under the control of the FCC, such as TV, radio or the internet.
the bill would seek to ban all sports betting ads on mediums overseen by the fcc – such as tv, radio and the internet
The act is modelled after the Federal Cigarette Labelling and Advertising Act, that passed in 1965 and banned tobacco advertisements in the US.
Should this act be passed, any violation would therefore be a violation of the Communications Act of 1934.
Whether or not the act goes beyond the House, its proposal reflects the rapid growth of sports betting ac..