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    Supreme Court strikes down federal law prohibiting sports gambling

    The Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibits sports gambling Monday in a landmark decision that gives states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports.

    The court ruled to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PAPSA), a 1992 law that barred state-authorized sports gambling with some exceptions. It made Nevada the only state where a person could wager on the results of a single game.

    States that want to offer legal sports betting may now do so, and New Jersey plans to be first. Delaware, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are among the states expected to quickly get into the legal bookmaking game.

    The court ruled in favor of New Jersey and against the NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball, capping a nearly six-year legal battle and overturning a federal statute that the sports leagues had adamantly stood by for more than 20 years.
    Read more here http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id...ports-gambling

     
     
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    Re: Supreme Court strikes down federal law prohibiting sports gambling

    In Jersey we now have multiple lotteries a day, Pick 3,4,5,6, scratch offs, race track, casino and off track betting. With all that the state is in debt, and taxes keep rising. NJ politicians will find a way to grab this extra cash as they have always done. Glad to see this finally pass, but I doubt it will do anything to raise NJ above shithole status.
    Money won is twice as nice as money earned
    Fast Eddie Felson

     
     
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    Shocked it took this long.
    Here in Michigan people went across to Canada and played the parlay cards. If most states make it legal than the offshore gambling websites will take a hit. Along with the forum's that count on that revenue.

     
     
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    be interesting to see how long it'll take to get it beyond otb's,racetracks and casino's and have it up online
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    Re: Supreme Court strikes down federal law prohibiting sports gambling

    Quote Originally Posted by bleeker View Post
    be interesting to see how long it'll take to get it beyond otb's,racetracks and casino's and have it up online
    In Metro Detroit all the horse racing tracks have closed. But we do have 3 casinos in downtown Detroit.
    I think it comes down to how they tax it. If 10% juice is going to get split between the state and the casino. Then getting it online is probably not going to happen.

     
     
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    Re: Supreme Court strikes down federal law prohibiting sports gambling

    In a statement, the NFL called on Congress "to enact a core regulatory framework for legalized sports betting."
    In a 6-3 decision handed down on Monday, the Supreme Court struck down the 1992 federal ban on sports gambling. "The NFL's long-standing and unwavering commitment to protecting the integrity of our game remains absolute," the league said in a statement following the ruling. "We also will work closely with our clubs to ensure that any state efforts that move forward in the meantime protect our fans and the integrity of our game." Considering how much much was legally and illegally bet on the NFL already -- $4.76 billion on the 2018 Super Bowl alone according to the American Gaming Association -- the league's argument that legalized betting would affect the integrity of their game is highly spurious. Instead of putting up barriers, the league should be paving the way for legalized sports betting and the significant bump in interest and ratings it would bring.

     
     

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