Supreme Court Strikes Down Sports Betting Law

Written on:May 15, 2018
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The arguments surrounding sports betting have been circulating for quite some time now, but legislatures have now voted against a federal sports betting law in a ruling ratio of 6-3. Supreme Court officials have been vocal about how they feel that states should be able to independently choose their own regulations and standards surrounding sports betting, and instating a federal law would simply get in the way of this in the long-run, causing much more hassle.

Key Takeaways:

  • The ruling resulted in six votes against the regulation, and three votes for it.
  • The Supreme Court is concerned that if they regulate sports betting on a federal level, it will impact the state regulations.
  • This case was originally taken by the Supreme Court after the infamous Chris Christie case.

“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.”

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