In 1992, there was a law enacted that is referred to as the PASPA law, which requires all sports betting to be prohibited on a federal level. On Monday, this law was successfully discontinued when six Supreme Court seats voted for the prohibition of the regulation, while just three voted against it. Casino operators across the nation are quite relieved that they will no longer have to worry about having restrictions on their facilities at a federal level.
- During the PASPA regulation, states were completely banned from deciding whether their own citizens could regulate gambling.
- The states that have already put legislation in place can rest assured that the courts will move quickly in setting up areas of operation.
- West Virginia was just one of the 17 states that passed a bill related to sports betting regulations.
“PASPA was declared unconstitutional in the 6-3 decision, meaning it will be up to states – including New Jersey, which has sought to establish sports gambling for years – to decide whether to allow its residents to bet on sports.”