The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of New Jersey on Monday聽effectively killed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the federal law that essentially limited sports betting to one state for the last 25 years.
Many are expected to move quickly to establish sports betting as a means to increase their respective coffers.聽West Virginia聽Lottery general counsel聽Danielle Boyd told Legal Sports Report聽that the state 鈥?which already passed a law to authorize sports betting 鈥?could have sports betting within 90 days of PASPA’s repeal.聽
That’s the news every one of these states was waiting for,聽sports and gambling law attorney聽Daniel Wallach聽told聽USA TODAY聽Sports. Every one of these states’ legislative measures hinged on the finding of the Supreme Court that PASPA is unconstitutional. The ruling allows the states to legislate immediately and for all such laws to become effective immediately.聽 聽
West Virginia is among 17 states that has聽passed or have bills making their way through state legislatures to legalize sports betting upon PASPA’s repeal, according to the AGA. New Jersey and Mississippi are two other states Wallach said he sees moving the quickest to allow betting.聽聽
Why drive anywhere when you can open聽an app on your phone and place your bet right there?
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Imagine a day when hundreds of Giants fans are placing that legal bet from their seats inside MetLife Stadium as聽their favorite team prepares to take the field for the opening kickoff. That would have Magnus Paajarvi Jersey seemed unthinkable even just a few years ago given the attitudes toward betting in this country.
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The Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision in Murphy v. NCAA is a landmark moment for American sports and how we consume them. This doesn’t just pave the way for聽 legalized sports betting in New Jersey, but does so for all states — and, make no mistake, Pennsylvania and New York and the rest are not going to let us have a little monopoly here.聽
The聽 NFL and the other professional leagues, the ones who have fought this battle in court for years,聽will quickly come around, too. They’ll want a piece of the action like everybody else — they are already lobbying states to give them an integrity fee as part of any legislation — and they’re going to discover that this聽decision was plenty good for their business, too.聽
That day was Monday.聽