SCOTUS Feigns Federalism in Sports Betting Decision

Here's Where Legal US Sports Betting Is Coming First

Logically, then, if Congress cannot tell state governments not to adopt laws authorizing sports gambling, how can it instruct states not to adopt laws regarding gun control, marijuana legalization and any number of other matters across the political spectrum?

But let's face it - the Supreme Court decision made Monday which will allow states to offer legalized betting on sports is going to prove quite popular. Casinos and race tracks are celebrating the news; owners say the lift on the ban will generate revenue and a source of entertainment.

"The PASPA provision at issue here-prohibiting state authorization of sports gambling-violates the anticommandeering rule". The law also enabled Delaware, Montana and OR to have limited legal sports gambling.

The issue? Legalizing sports betting in CT, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision issued Monday allowing sports betting in states.

It's not like casino gaming is struggling in Oklahoma.

State lawmakers have three bills pending tied to sports betting, but the legislative session ends this week. "Regardless of the particulars of any future sports betting law, the integrity of our game remains our highest priority".

A LifeWay Research study released in 2016 reported 49 percent of Americans said sports gambling should not be legalized in the country, while 40 percent thought it should. "PASPA is not", Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the court. Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed did not believe it was morally wrong to gamble on sporting events.

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