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Supreme Court Strikes Down ‘Affront To State Sovereignty,’ Opens Door To Sports Betting Nationwide

Scott Jagow May 14, 2018

 

In a victory for the state of New Jersey, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on sports betting Monday. According to Sports Illustrated, the ruling could open the door for as many as 25 other states to seek wagering on college and professional sports, along the lines of New Jersey's bid.

The law that was struck down, the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) didn't specifically outlaw sports gambling across the country, but it said states weren't allow to enact it. Nevada, the only state that currently allows betting on individual games, was exempt from the PASPA. Delaware, Oregon and Montana were also grandfathered in.

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