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 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, 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. By David Purdum, ESPN

In 2016, when the NFL’s stance of refusing to place a franchise in Las Vegas began to wobble, former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask began repeatedly framing the change in one word.

For anyone who listened, Trask kept the message on a singular point: The NFL’s playbook on protecting the game against gambling was outdated. In one significant way, the league’s marriage to the gambling world had already been established without consent – coupled through the Internet, inside smart phones and in the grasp of technological ingenuity that had brushed aside the NFL’s reticence. By Charles Robinson, NFL columnist, Yahoo Sports

The NCAA Tournament has, for decades, existed as a high holy three-week-long holiday for pro and amateur gamblers alike. Monday’s decision by the Supreme Court to allow legalized sports betting on a state-by-state basis just made the Big Dance even bigger. Potentially gargantuan. The NCAA Tournament — which, from a gambling perspective, only has a rival in the totality of the NFL Playoffsthe tournament easily outpaces the Super Bowl when it comes to money wagered — is a unique American sports viewing experience. It’s also a unique American gambling endeavor. The two go hand in hand. By 

Bettors who wanted to gamble on sports legally have long had limited options to do so in the United States, but that is about to change.

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The United States Supreme Court has ruled in favor of New Jersey in the state’s challenge to the federal law known as The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The law barred states from legalizing gambling on sporting events with the notable exception of Nevada and less notable exceptions for sports lotteries in three other states. By 

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a 25-year-old federal statute, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), paves the way for states to begin offering legal sports wagering in the near future. In anticipation of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the most important sports betting case in U.S. history. By JEREMY FUCHS


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