The United States Supreme Court has struck down a law prohibiting sports gambling, opening the door for states to allow or facilitate the practice.
BREAKING: Supreme Court strikes down federal anti sports gambling law, gives states go-ahead to allow betting on sports.— The Associated Press (@AP) May 14, 2018
The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of sports betting being legal --- this will open the floodgates for sports books and legal sports betting - especially in-app, in-arena betting.— Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) May 14, 2018
New Jersey was at the forefront of the landmark ruling and, along with several states, is poised to take advantage.
"Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own."— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) May 14, 2018
Flood gates are open. 4 states already have laws in place ready for this moment (NJ, WV, PA & MS) and more than 20 are in line now.
New Jersey, the state at the heart of the Supreme Court case, can probably start taking bets in a few weeks. A couple other states perhaps in the fall. But many legislatures are in recess or at the end of session so for many states it could be a year or more before it happens— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) May 14, 2018
As ESPN’s Brian Windhorst explains in this article, the NBA, MLB, and other entities formerly opposed to bettinghave shifted their tactics, hoping to share part of the revenue stream.
Will legalization of sports betting change your sporting life at all, assuming it comes to your state?