SCOTUS: BAN ON SPORTS BETTING IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

posted by @lisaontheradio -

Soon, you won't have to go to Vegas to visit a sports book. The Supreme Court has declared the federal ban on legalized sports betting unconstitutional. 

The ruling strikes down a 1992 law that made it illegal for states other than Nevada to allow wagering on individual games or events. The suit, brought by the state of New Jersey, began in 2012. 

Experts believe that 32 states will likely allow sports betting within the next five years. 

This is a big deal for Atlantic City, which has been in decline since neighboring states started allowing casinos.

I would expect sports betting to be a reality in Maryland and West Virginia very soon. West Virginia has already passed a bill for full-scale sports betting. Maryland has introduced a bill, although it has not passed yet. ESPN has the state by state breakdown below.


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Source: ESPN                                             photo credit - Getty images

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