Sports Betting And Its Status In Different US States
Finally, the revolution led by New Jersey voters has paid off. The US Supreme Court in its recent ruling has ruled against the Professional and Amateur Sports Protect Act of 1992 and has provided every state with the right to decide their own sports betting rules.
So, does this mean that sports gambling is now legal throughout the US? Well, not yet.
The court, in its decision, has not changed the status of sports betting anywhere in the States. However, it has made it easier for the individual states to pass their statutes regarding the legalization of betting within their boundaries.
According to an online casino review site NJgames.org, different states, such as West Virginia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, have already taken the required measures to legalize sports gambling. Many others, like New York, are expected to do the same shortly.
However, this doesn’t mean that the states which have approved betting will allow you to launch your betting service on their territory. This is because states who plan to legalize betting want to license a limited number of companies to offer sports betting, just like Singapore where only two operators are allowed.
Further, even if your state creates a real free market, the path would not be easier for the betting websites as you would not be allowed to do business in states where betting is still illegal. This means that new sports gambling websites will face a lot of legal complications ahead.
So is your state planning to move toward legalization? As of now, 12 have publicly announced plans to do so in the near future: California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and South Carolina.
On the other hand, Delaware, New Jersey, and Nevada are almost there and would legalize the sports betting pretty soon. They will soon be followed by six more states who have enacted laws to allow sports betting. These include Connecticut, Iowa, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
However, if you are a resident of Utah, there is bad news for you as the state is not likely to legalize sports betting anytime in the near future.
To find out more about sports betting and its status in different states across the US, click below for the infographic.
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& its Status in Different US States
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