Supreme Court Strikes Down Sports Betting Law

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 Supreme Court ruled in New Jersey, opening the doors for states to introduce legislation for legalized sports betting. The court ruled 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 law that barred state-authorized sports gambling with some exceptions. 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.

What it means: Supreme Court strikes down PASPA law that limited sports betting

Via rssfeeds.usatoday.com
 

Comments

comments

Recently in Sports Daypop

UFC’s Jon Jones Suspended 15 Months By USADA

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been given a 15-month suspension by the United States Anti-Doping Agency and will be able to return to the octagon by October 28th. Jones tested positive for metabolites of

Philadelphia 76ers Promote Elton Brand For Vacant GM Role

The Philadelphia 76ers hired Elton Brand as general manager on Tuesday. Brand beat out several more-experienced candidates inside and outside the Sixers organization, sources said. Brand, 39, had been recently promoted to executive vice president of basketball