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U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Federal Sports-Wagering Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that bars gambling on individual sporting events in most of the country, in a ruling likely to unleash a race among the states to attract billions of dollars in legal wagers.

Ruling in a New Jersey case, the court said the 1992 law unconstitutionally forced states to maintain laws that ban gambling. Nevada is the only state where single-game wagering is now legal.

Sports gambling could begin in a matter of weeks in casinos and racetracks in New Jersey, which instigated the legal fight by repealing its gambling prohibition. Mississippi, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware and West Virginia could follow soon, and the number of states might reach double digits by the end of the year.
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  • NACl H2O LuvrNACl H2O Luvr Posts: 12,034 AG
    If it was a federal law, why was Nevada the only state where it was legal?
  • MelbourneMarkMelbourneMark Posts: 1,547 Captain
    If it was a federal law, why was Nevada the only state where it was legal?
    $$$$ in politics= corruption/crony capitalism...   Im sure there are some angry people from nevada after this ruling..
  • mustang190mustang190 Posts: 9,766 Admiral
    Because there use to be only a few thousand people living in the state. 
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  • cadmancadman Home of the Gators Posts: 24,450 AG
    If it was a federal law, why was Nevada the only state where it was legal?

    The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (Pub.L. 102–559), also known as PASPA or the Bradley Act, was a law that defined the legal status of sports betting throughout the United States. This act effectively outlawed sports betting nationwide, excluding a few states.

    The sports lotteries conducted in OregonDelaware, and Montana were exempt, as well as the licensed sports pools in Nevada. In addition, Congress provided a one-year window of opportunity from the effective date of PASPA (January 1, 1993) for states which operated licensed casino gaming for the previous ten-year period to pass laws permitting sports wagering. The latter exception was clearly crafted with New Jersey in mind. However, New Jersey failed to take advantage of this opportunity. Excluded from the reach of PASPA are jai alai and parimutuel horse and dog racing.

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  • Cane PoleCane Pole Stuart, FLAPosts: 9,641 Admiral
    Very interesting change.

    I find it rather sad that all the major sports leagues, including the NCAA are now working to get a % of the gambling profits, and have been planning for this for a while. They call it "Integrity Money" LOL!!
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  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 1,701 Captain
    I used to laugh when people claimed major sports were rigged, now I am starting to wonder.  
  • mplspugmplspug Palmetto FloridaPosts: 6,709 Admiral
    Does this mean online poker is back?

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  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 1,701 Captain
    mplspug said:
    Does this mean online poker is back?
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  • mplspugmplspug Palmetto FloridaPosts: 6,709 Admiral
    Liqour in the back

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  • micci_manmicci_man Somewhere in FLPosts: 12,413 AG
    If you are for the sports gambling, you better vote NO on Amendment 3 in November and hope it doesn't pass..
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