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In a historic ruling that clears the way for states to legalize sports betting, the United States Supreme Court has declared that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is unconstitutional. The controversial federal law, enacted in 1992, had prohibited states from authorizing or licensing sports betting and has led to a flourishing illegal market estimated to be in excess of $150 billion annually.

 

The Supreme Court’s ruling is expected to open up the floodgates for legalized sports betting nationally. As an immediate result of today’s ruling, New Jersey (which had been prevented from implementing its sports betting law because of a lower federal court injunction) can now proceed with its plans to allow single-game sports betting in the Garden State.

 

It is expected that Monmouth Park Racetrack, located in Oceanport, will be one of the first New Jersey gambling venues to offer sports betting, perhaps as soon as two weeks from now, according to Monmouth Park executive Dennis Drazin. Several years ago, Monmouth Park inked a deal with sports betting conglomerate William Hill US to operate a sports book at the historic New Jersey track. With Monmouth Park’s racing season already underway, there is a good chance that it will be taking sports bets during the current racing meet.

 

But New Jersey is not the only state that will benefit from today’s landmark Supreme Court decision. Three other states — Mississippi, Pennsylvania and West Virginia — recently passed laws that would allow sports betting contingent on the Supreme Court invalidating PASPA. With that outcome now having been achieved, those three states could be in a position to implement their sports gambling laws within the next 60 to 90 days.

 

Additionally, some 15 other states — including New York and Illinois — have introduced bills to legalize and regulate sports betting tied to the Supreme Court outcome. With a favorable Court decision, look for those states (and perhaps a few others, such as Massachusetts and Rhode Island) to quickly advance sports betting legislation so they can potentially be in a position to join New Jersey, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and West Virginia in allowing sports betting later this summer.

 

https://nypost.com/2018/05/14/sports-gambling-ban-lifted-what-happens-next/

 

 

Some other notes from other sports leagues about legal gambling(NBA,MLB), and wanting a percentage to pay them for helping keep the integrity of their sport in place...

 

The NBA and MLB have been on the ground in all of these states as they combine resources to lobby to get language that would assure them of a gambling revenue stream for years to come. They've hired high-priced lobbying firms, submitted written statements and sent executives to testify in statehouses.

 

All the pro sports leagues, including the PGA Tour and the NCAA, have been involved, but it has been the NBA and MLB that have been the tip of the spear. And first in the firing line for those pushing back and the desire for a cut of the new proceeds.

 

In January, NBA vice president Dan Spillane started an uproar when he appeared before the New York state legislature and asked for leagues to get a 1 percent cut off the top from all sports wagers were it to be legalized. Spillane said the NBA would be deserving of the money because it would have to pay for "integrity" services -- like the arrangement the league has with Sportradar -- to watch for match fixing or other betting irregularities that could threaten the game.

 

In the months since, Spillane and his counterpart at MLB, vice president Bryan Seeley, have crisscrossed the country to pitch similar language to legislatures.

 

"It is reasonable for those who reap the profits to compensate the sports league in recognition of the billions of dollars the leagues invest to create a compelling product," Seeley told Kansas lawmakers as he angled for a favorable bill there in March. "As well as the risk to reputation and integrity that accompanies sports betting."

 

 

 

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People didn't gamble on sports before this?  :lol:

Kind of like people didn't drink alcohol during Prohibition.

Kind of like people don't do illegal drugs.

 

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Personally I never bet on sporting events or anything actually.  I don't even like joining hockey pools for free, don't find them entertaining at all.  To each their own.  I think all this fantasy football stuff has gotten out of hand personally. 

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Hopefully this leads to leagues becoming more proactive in reducing corruption.    The NHL would be put in a very bad position if someone decided to sue over Sutherland rigging another game, for example.

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23 minutes ago, Alflives said:

People didn't gamble on sports before this?  :lol:

Kind of like people didn't drink alcohol during Prohibition.

Kind of like people don't do illegal drugs.

 

When their is billions of dollars every year being gambled with and no legal service has rights to it, a law is bound to finally happen so they can get a piece of the pie!

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4 minutes ago, ChuckNORRIS4Cup said:

When their is billions of dollars every year being gambled with and no legal service has rights to it, a law is bound to finally happen so they can get a piece of the pie!

And so goes the ways of government.  The more we enjoy private privileges, the more government will take those and collect "sin" taxes.  Will it ever get to the point where guys, who wish to have their own hockey pools, will get busted like they were running a moonshine still? 

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2 hours ago, Tre Mac said:

Personally I never bet on sporting events or anything actually.  I don't even like joining hockey pools for free, don't find them entertaining at all.  To each their own.  I think all this fantasy football stuff has gotten out of hand personally. 

its fun i won 300 on 20 buck poole last yr  i like making money 

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3 hours ago, Western Red said:

And you'll lose that.

 

Real gamblers don't boast, its amateur.

 how will i lose that its another 15 yrs worth of hockey pooles  if i wanted to play  ive been in 3 pooles before  and in the money 2/3    won 100 first time lost 20 bucks second and won 300 last time soo  400 winning on 60 dollars bet  total in 20 yrs  hockey pooles arent gambling they are calculated risk like poker u know ur opponents and play on weakness its not like  playing slots at a casino 

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10 hours ago, Tre Mac said:

Personally I never bet on sporting events or anything actually.  I don't even like joining hockey pools for free, don't find them entertaining at all.  To each their own.  I think all this fantasy football stuff has gotten out of hand personally. 

I find joining free fantasy stuff like on Yahoo for football and hockey for example allows me more knowledge about the sport on certain players more than I would have if I were to just watch a game or two on an occurring basis. 

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1 hour ago, canuktravella said:

 how will i lose that its another 15 yrs worth of hockey pooles  if i wanted to play  ive been in 3 pooles before  and in the money 2/3    won 100 first time lost 20 bucks second and won 300 last time soo  400 winning on 60 dollars bet  total in 20 yrs  hockey pooles arent gambling they are calculated risk like poker u know ur opponents and play on weakness its not like  playing slots at a casino 

They're still gambling but depending on the circumstances they can be profitable long term. 

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21 hours ago, Alflives said:

And so goes the ways of government.  The more we enjoy private privileges, the more government will take those and collect "sin" taxes.  Will it ever get to the point where guys, who wish to have their own hockey pools, will get busted like they were running a moonshine still? 

Well they may do that, if I remember correctly they did that with poker. I remember watching the news one day and they showed a retirement home or something and this group of elderly people would always play poker on a certain day with like pennies, but it was banned and they weren't allowed to gamble anymore....

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5 minutes ago, ChuckNORRIS4Cup said:

Well they may do that, if I remember correctly they did that with poker. I remember watching the news one day and they showed a retirement home or something and this group of elderly people would always play poker on a certain day with like pennies, but it was banned and they weren't allowed to gamble anymore....

There are a lot of powerful people against online poker in the USA. Including the owner of the Venitian in Vegas. Hopefully this is the first step in many to get regulated online poker back in the USA.

 

In Washington State you can't even play play money online poker ... It's beyond ridiculous.

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I wonder if legalized betting will get more money to the Pro Teams.

 

Would teams pass on that profit in the form of lower Ticket Prices for fans...

 

 

LOL 

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