Sports betting supreme court opinion on 2nd september

Sports betting supreme court opinion on 2nd september

The court, in a 6-3 ruling, struck down a federal law that required states to ban gambling on the outcome of sporting events.

The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was highly unusual: It did not ban sports gambling nationwide as a matter of federal law, but it said the states were not allowed to permit.

(Nevada was grandfathered in when the law was passed in 1992.).

Dozens of states across the country are prepared to move forward quickly to offer sports betting in the wake of the court's decision.

New Jersey and then-Gov.

Chris Christie challenged the federal ban, arguing that it violated the Tenth Amendment, which the Supreme Court has said prohibits federal laws that compel states to carry out federal dictates.

The gambling law, Christie said, commandeered the states by forcing them to prohibit sports wagering.

New Jersey's current governor, Phil Murphy, said he was "thrilled" by the ruling and would work with state lawmakers to enact a law authorizing sports betting "in the very near future." "Today's ruling will finally allow for authorized.

Writing for the majority, Justice Samuel Alito said the problem with the federal law is that "state legislatures are put under the direct control of Congress." "A more direct affront to state sovereignty is not easy to imagine he wrote.

New Jersey wants to allow limited forms of sports gambling and to collect the taxes from.

While supporters of the federal law said it discouraged betting and the resulting corrupting influence of organized crime on athletics, Christie said Americans already spend nearly 150 billion a year on illegal sports wagering.
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