All matters pertaining to sports fall under the constitutional authority of the Austrian federal states. The government primarily acts in a supervising capacity, which draws upon Article 17 of the Federal Constitutional Law (“Private-sector Administration”). The constitutional basis for the promotion of sports by the government forms the federal sports promotion law. 1969, Official Gazette 1, No. 2/1970, as amended, and the Gambling Act, Official Gazette No. 620/1989, as amended.