Playing by the Rules

Playing by the Rules

Nov 01, 2019

Article

Author, Casino Journal, October 2019

Since the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Murphy v. NCAA, 584 U.S. ___, 138 S. Ct. 1461 (2018), striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) last year, states across the country have been moving forward with plans to authorize sports betting.

Most of the states legalizing sports betting are states that already have some form of legal gaming and, typically, some form of casino-style gaming. Nevada was the only state with full sports betting prior to Murphy. New Jersey was the plaintiff in Murphy, so it is no surprise that it was one of the first to authorize sports betting after the decision was announced.

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