The federal government would regulate sports betting nationwide under a bill to be introduced Wednesday.

Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, told The Associated Press he and Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah will introduce the Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018.

The bill would have the U.S. Justice Department set minimum standards states must meet in order to offer sports betting, but denies the sports leagues the so-called "integrity fees" they have been seeking in new legislation, essentially a cut of sport betting revenue.

It is a Congressional reaction to New Jersey's victory in a U.S. Supreme Court case in May that cleared the way for all 50 states to offer sports betting.

"As a lifelong sports fan I treasure the purity of the game," Schumer said.

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