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Let's Get Ready To Gamble: SCOTUS Strikes Down Sports Betting Ban

Let's Get Ready To Gamble: SCOTUS Strikes Down Sports Betting Ban

McLaughlin spent this week in Naples, Florida, this week for the Atlantic 10's annual spring meetings.

Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion that "the legalization of sports gambling is an important policy choice, but the choice is not ours to make". That led to a new topic of conversation among conference coaches and administrators this week.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper hasn't yet weighed in on the issue, but major players in North Carolina's sports landscape have.

Or will the rules remain as rigid as ever despite the move toward legalization? They say hundreds of billions is presently wagered illegally.

Democratic State Senator Eric Lesser of Longmeadow said a consensus is building among lawmakers that the legislature needs to move thoughtfully, but quickly on the issue. "While the news was positive for some, the concern that this may actually hurt sports betting in Nevada weighed on the casino stocks, though that impact was certainly more muted than the upside seen elsewhere in the group".

"It really becomes a question of whether people believe this ought to be part of their revenue stream and part of their entertainment industry, or not", said Baker. Online poker and other forms of online gambling could also benefit from the Supreme Court ruling due to the projected overall gambling expansion across the United States.

So gambling has been going on and will continue to do so, undoubtedly growing in popularity in the process. For other major sports in the United States, player salaries already act as a deterrent to fixing outcomes whereas bottom-tier MMA fighters may find it reasonable to attempt to do so - an National Basketball Association player making $540K a year is less likely to throw a game than an undercard fighter making $10K to show and another $10K to win.

"We just saw this decision yesterday. We will discuss with our membership and determine how we proceed".




The U.S. Supreme Court this week struck down a 1992 federal law known as the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA).

The Oneida Indian Nation says it will open sports books at its casinos in the "near future", and doesn't need additional state authority. New legal operators in other states nearly certainly will pay higher taxes than Nevada's 6.75 percent gross gaming win levy.

The arrival of legal gambling comes at a moment when the NFL's grip on the American public is weakening. Sports betting will only be allowed inside casinos in Mississippi.

Steve Ruddock, a reporter and online gaming expert at Online Poker Report, previously said he thinks RAWA is "dead and buried", and pointed out that overturning PASPA would add more shovels full of dirt to the effort. "We have to adapt to it, I think, a little more readily than some folks would like to".

"That's kind of ironic", said Rick Gentile, director of the poll. Taking a modern and realistic view of sports betting in the current age could be hard for a college athletics world that has long viewed gambling as perhaps the ultimate taboo, scarred by point-shaving scandals throughout its past. "Your personal view may differ from what the climate's doing".

"We talk to them about gambling anyway and have those educational sessions every year", Gard said Monday. He said the possibilities of legal sports betting, are pretty much any game, anywhere, not just the major leagues. "There's too much inherent risk of conflict of interest". A quarterback, for example, could audible to pass on the first play of the game if he knew a bettor had laid a large amount of money on that outcome.

"There are good reasons that the NFL and other professional leagues have done that", he said.