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Can Stations Do Gambling Underwriting?

The Supreme Court recently struck down a law banning sports betting. Is gambling underwriting now permitted?

If your community radio station is approached about underwriting from betting websites, be aware the decision actually doesn’t allow sports betting explicitly. States still need to pass laws allowing betting, how gambling businesses are licensed, how they can promote themselves, and other considerations.

In the area of underwriting, it is also important to understand states may still be allowed to prohibit promotion of gambling.  If your state has no rules yet, proceed with caution and, as we say during pledge drive, stay tuned!

NFCB provides answers to many more questions from member stations in its Solution Center. If your station is not a member of NFCB, you are encouraged to join today.

2018-05-20T20:46:07+00:00 By |