Sports Fans Coalition (SFC) is dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of sports fans nationwide.
Right now, we’re working to protect fans from the wave of sports betting legalization. We support legalization if states employ strong, enforceable consumer protections. Learn what your rights are, and sign the Sports Bettors' Bill of Rights.Sign Our Letter
May 03, 2021
On Monday, Olympian and SFC Board Member Hope Solo and West Virginia University Women's Soccer Coaches Lisa Stoia and Nikki Izzo-Brown wrote Senators Maria Cantwell (D WA) and Shelley Moore Capito (R WW) calling for the reintroduction of the Equal Pay for Team USA Act. If this bill passes, it will give all Olympian athletes the equality they deserve. Solo, Stoia, and Izzo-Brown call for the reintroduction as Team USA prepares for Tokyo.
April 13, 2021
On April 12, the Maryland House of Delegates passed a Senate-amended version of HB 940, which legalized sports betting in Maryland. These amendments contained the Sports Bettors’ Bill of Rights, the same consumer protections that govern Virginia and the District of Columbia’s sports betting marketplaces.
November 06, 2020
While the tight presidential race had Americans all over the country sweating through Tuesday night, sports gambling legislation passed comfortably in three states: Maryland, South Dakota, and Louisiana. While this appears to be great news for expanding sports bettors' rights everywhere, the legislation passed did not go nearly far enough to educate voters on the specifics for cast informed votes. All three propositions left critical details open that will determine how sports bettors are treated. South Dakota legalized gambling only on the Native American reservation, where all of the state's casinos are located, likely limiting government oversight. In Louisiana, the regulatory framework and tax structure are completely undecided and will be up to the state legislature, not the people, to decide.
We are led by the fans, for the fans.
We fight to make sure our favorite sports put the fans first.
We call out the leagues and owners when they're greedy and dishonest.
We protect our favorite players to keep the game safe and exciting.
We spend our hard-earned money on tickets and jerseys,
so we have the power to make sports better when we work together.
We cheer, we scream, we speak out—
because we are sports fans, and we have a voice.