BREAKING. US Supreme Court Declares Law Forbidding Sports Gambling Unconstitutional

Just released.

The United States Supreme Court agreed on Monday to allow New Jersey’s bid for sports betting at its casinos and racetracks, effectively ending on a prohibition on a $100 billion industry and striking down restrictions on wagering outside of Nevada.

The ruling could allow as many as 25 other states to seek similar allowances.

The case, Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, dealt with if the government had the right to “impermissibly commandeer the regulatory power of States.”

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected New Jersey law in 2016, ruling that the statute violated the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) which forbids state-authorized sports gambling.