U.S. The Supreme Court decides that the federal ban on state-sanctioned sports betting is unconstitutional.
The United States Supreme Court on Monday agreed to allow New Jersey's bid for sports betting in its casinos and racetracks, ending a ban on a $ 100 billion industry and eliminating restrictions on betting outside Nevada.
Thus, about 25 other states were able to apply for similar allowances.
The case Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association dealt with if the government had the right to "inadmissibly take over the regulatory power of states".  The US Court of Appeals rejected the New Jersey law in 201
The move in an attempt to New Jersey to get into legalized sports betting, which was started years ago by ex-Governor Chris Christie and other legislators, whereby the state passed a non-binding referendum on sports betting in 2011.
Each of the North American major professional sports leagues and the NCAA passed one Lawsuit against the state the following year, after Christie signed a sports betting law, suing in 2012 and again in 2014.
The sports league players "The unions have said they want to get involved in the matter as they have concerns over games repair and shave.
"In light of the pending Supreme Court ruling on the Occupational and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) … it is time not only to see who benefits from sports betting, but also from the costs we have The effects of legalized gambling on the privacy and publicity of players, the integrity of our games and the volatility of our business discussed, "said in a joint statement of the players' associations in January.
The Congress gave New Jersey a chance to become the fifth state to allow gambling before the ban came into effect, but the state failed to pass a sports betting law in the foreseen time.
Currently, Nevada is the only state that allows individual betting Along with Louisiana, the only two states that have legal casino-like gambling.
PASPA forbids 46 states to authorize sports betting.
Nevada and three other states, Delaware, Oregon and Montana, are exempt from PASPA because they have already adopted betting practices.