Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

retrofade

Supreme Court strikes down federal law prohibiting sports gambling

Recommended Posts

Quote

The Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibits sports gambling Monday in a landmark decision that gives states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports.

The court ruled to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PAPSA), a 1992 law that barred state-authorized sports gambling with some exceptions. It made Nevada the only state where a person could wager on the results of a single game.

States that want to offer legal sports betting may now do so, and New Jersey plans to be first. Delaware, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are among the states expected to quickly get into the legal bookmaking game.

The court ruled in favor of New Jersey and against the NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball, capping a nearly six-year legal battle and overturning a federal statute that the sports leagues had adamantly stood by for more than 20 years.

"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. "Our job is to interpret the law Congress has enacted and decide whether it is consistent with the Constitution. PASPA is not."

http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/23501236/supreme-court-strikes-federal-law-prohibiting-sports-gambling

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So does this mean that Vegas can finally get the Final 4 and other big NCAA events? 

 

Can't keep using that gambling excuse about ruining the purity of college athletics. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, BleedRed702 said:

So does this mean that Vegas can finally get the Final 4 and other big NCAA events? 

 

Can't keep using that gambling excuse about ruining the purity of college athletics. 

They’ll just come up with something else, lol. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, 4UNLV said:

They’ll just come up with something else, lol. 

They’ll site prostitution and the exploitation of women in the brothels as a reason for keeping Vegas off the list.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
48 minutes ago, mugtang said:

They’ll site prostitution and the exploitation of women in the brothels as a reason for keeping Vegas off the list.  

Versus the rampant exploitations on campuses nationwide?!  At least the prostitutes get paid.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Would this mean draft kings and such will be allowed in Nevada? Hope so

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Could also mean Vegas style tourney weekends all over the country. Don’t think this will hurt Vegas as much but another shot to gambling in Reno. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hopefully this will curb the skyrocketing prices of MM parties in Vegas.  My group is considering moving our party to Tijuana the Vegas prices are getting so ridiculous. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anything that gives Vegas competition is a good thing. Eventually it may lead to sports gambling incorporating further: to try to snatch up these new bookies under a corporate brand name.

But for now, the more betting streams that are out there, the harder it to influence a bias out on the field or surrounding the game in the media...at least from the gambling money angle.

It's a positive. Let the outcome happen and the players play.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Chile_Ute said:

Versus the rampant exploitations on campuses nationwide?!  At least the prostitutes get paid.

They prefer it kept under the rug, not so in your face with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×