Major League Baseball players say high court ruling 'monumental'

Supreme Court makes sports betting a possibility nationwide

Until now, Nevada was the only state where one could bet on the results of an individual sporting event. Freeman said the Supreme Court ruling makes it possible "to give Americans what they want: an open, transparent and responsible market for sports betting".

Tony Clark, the head of the Major League Baseball Players Association, calls the Supreme Court's ruling on sports betting "monumental, with far-reaching implications for baseball players and the games we love". NiemanLab noted today that "an terrible lot of sports reporting is about to move from entertainment information - stuff you read because you enjoy it - to production information - stuff you read because you think it'll help you make money".

The complete, broad victory is good news for other states, too.

McCoy v. LA: The court ruled, by a 6-3 margin, in favor of a defendant whose lawyer conceded his guilt to the jury disregarding the explicit instructions of his client. Could legislators and sports betting agencies be jumping the gun now? The American Gaming Association estimates that Americans illegally wager about $150 billion on sports each year, according to CBS News.

Gaming industry experts have predicted that many states, including California, would authorize betting on sports if given a chance to do so.

Monmouth Park will nearly certainly be the first NJ property to accept a sports wager. WVU vice president Rob Alsop and director of athletics Shane Lyons attended a meeting last week in Charleston to voice their concerns over the ramifications of sports betting and its influence on campus.

Ever since its announcement in April, Hard Rock Atlantic City has been working hard to prepare for its June 28 opening, but on Wednesday, it finally received its crucial New Jersey casino license from the Casino Control Commission.

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Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has also long planned a $7 million sportsbook at its resort. PASPA prohibited advertisements for sports betting, but that provision will also be struck down. Some casinos have already put software partnerships in place, and regulators will be approving those platforms along the way, as well.

Monmouth Park, a racetrack at the Jersey Shore, has already set up a sports book operation and has previously estimated it could take bets within two weeks of a favorable ruling. And cash-starved states are salivating at the thought of raising billions from legalizing and licensing that activity, not to mention taxing the proceeds.

In the majority opinion, Justice Samuel Alito wrote, "Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each state is free to act on its own".

Later that year, the five major sports organizations filed suit against the state, citing a violation of PASPA.

Christie appealed lower court rulings striking down the state law.

More recently, it tried to get out of the ban, hoping for increased state revenue, but the state repeatedly lost in the lower court.

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