Analysis | What the Supreme Court’s Sports Gambling Decision Means

Written on:May 20, 2018
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The federal decision to prohibit the law against sports betting on a federal level has been an exciting ruling to casino owners everywhere. Those who like to engage in the act of sports betting may be wondering when they can start placing bets. You should be able to bet on the books fairly soon, as long as it is considered a legally professional sport. Over 20 more states have started the legislation process to legalize sports betting, so more and more states should follow.

Key Takeaways:

  • Over 20 states have now submitted legislation in order to legalize sports betting in some way.
  • Betters will be able to participate in wagers surrounding legally-deemed professional sports.
  • If you live in Washington D.C., you can rest assured that there will be betting operations set up in the near future.

“New Jersey has been preparing in earnest for legalized sports wagering since 2012, and many locations are ready to move quickly. Monmouth Park — a racetrack on the Jersey Shore — says it could open betting windows within the next two weeks.”

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