US Supreme Court Rules State Ban on Sports Betting Is Unconstitutional

A board displays odds for different bets on the NCAA college basketball tournament at the Westgate Superbook sports book, Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)John Locher/Associated Press

Sports gambling is coming to New Jersey—and likely many more states across the U.S.

As noted by CNN’s Ariane de Vogue and Maegan Vazquez, the Supreme Court of the United States voted 6-3 to overturn the ban on sports gambling Monday, ruling in the favor of the state of New Jersey, which had filed a lawsuit attempting to get sports betting legalized. Nevada was the only state with legalized sports gambling before Monday.

Looking to boost a stagnating state economy, then-New Jersey governor Chris Christie attempted to legalize sports gambling in the state in 2012. The NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and NCAA banded together to file a lawsuit against Christie and New Jersey, which was successful in multiple lower courts.

“While we are still reviewing the implications to college sports, we will adjust sports wagering and championship policies to align with the direction from the court,” NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy said in a statement to Jill Martin of CNN.

Major League Baseball also issued a statement to Martin regarding the court ruling:

“Today’s decision by the United States

Article source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2775924-us-supreme-court-rules-state-ban-on-sports-betting-is-unconstitutional

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