On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). This will allow states to legalize gambling on sports, joining Nevada, where a record $4.8 billion was gambled at Nevada sportsbooks in 2017.
Supreme Court strikes down federal law prohibiting sports gambling | ESPN
“Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own,” the court wrote its opinion.
States that are expected to get in early on the action include: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Delaware, and West Virginia.
The legal battle has lasted nearly six years giving the victory to the state of New Jersey against the NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball. While the NBA and MLB have been more open to legal sports wagering, the NFL in a statement has said that it wants Congress to implement a “core regulatory framework” to protect the “integrity of sporting contests and the public confidence in these events.”
With betting lines and fantasy football, the NFL has always been aware of gambling on the sport, but it will be interesting to see if they elect to lean into it now that states have the option to legalize gambling on sporting events. The NFL will have to work with individual clubs on a state-by-state basis if their state legislature enacts the law.
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