US Supreme Court strikes down ban on sports betting: MS Casinos respond

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"The appetite for sports betting is there, and now, instead of offshore bookmakers reaping the benefits, we have a pathway to bring this revenue into the USA economy - and to ensure that Americans aren't getting ripped off when they place their bets", he said. The state's legislature did so in 2012, but major professional sports leagues went to federal court, citing PASPA. By regulating the industry, California could then tax sports gambling. It made Las Vegas' sportsbook a national commodity, as Nevada is now the only state where a person can wager on the results of a single game. Betting on sports may become widely legal, but we can not allow those who have lobbied the hardest for sports gambling to be the only ones controlling how it would be ushered into our businesses.

The only dissenting justices in the Supreme Court decision were Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

The Supreme Court's historic ruling Monday that a federal prohibition of state-sanctioned sports betting is unconstitutional drew swift responses from pro and college sports bodies.

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The US Supreme Court has ruled that states outside of Nevada are now allowed to permit sports gambling. Christie had argued past year that the federal government overstepped their bounds by enforcing such regulation. "And if we don't do it, every state around us will do it, and they'll continue to eat our lunch". TheNation previously has adopted numerous games under this provision, and the Nation now will adopt sports betting too. New Jersey and the DGE have been on the forefront of regulating online gaming, being the first state to legalize online casinos back in November of 2013.

Mississippi, whose legislators earlier approved preparatory language, should have its sports betting operations up and going in about 45 days, said Ronnie Jones, who heads the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.

"This ruling gives us the ability to further diversify our product offerings", Jason Robbins, CEO and co-founder of DraftKings, said in a statement, adding that it is "welcome news to the millions of Americans who now wager $150 billion illegally each year through offshore, black market bookies". What's more, he says, opponents of the practice argue that it will open the door to corruption on the playing field - for example, by enabling betting syndicates to pay off teams or players to throw games.

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New Jersey racked up $8.6 million in legal bills fighting to legalize sports gambling, according to invoices obtained by Observer through a public records request. The act prohibited all states but Delaware, Montana, Nevada and OR from offering sports gambling. Nevada was the only state that had state-sponsored betting. The law also doesn't cover animal races, such as horse racing, which many states already allow.

And new AFL commissioner Randall Boe, a longtime Monumental partner of Leonsis, told The Washington Times in April that "everyone is looking around the corner at the advent of legalized sports betting on a much wider basis in this country". While New Jersey will likely be able to set up shop quickly, other states may take longer before the infrastructure and legislation are in place to embrace sports betting.

Major sports leagues, including the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball, opposed the move. In August 2016, the Third Circuit ruled that New Jersey's law repealing a ban on sports gambling violated PASPA.

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But the state lost again, and took the case to the Supreme Court, winning on Monday.

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