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THESE STATES COULD ACCEPT LEGAL SPORTS BETS BY THE TIME THE NFL SEASON ROLLS AROUND BY ROBERT DELLAFAVE

Punters throughout the country got their wish, as on Monday the US Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports betting (PASPA). The court ruled 7-2 in favor of New Jersey, citing that PASPA is unconstitutional and that in the absence of regulations enforced by Congress, individual states are free to enact their own laws.

The ruling will inevitably open the floodgates on sports betting in the United States, with several states already taking preemptive action and others poised to act swiftly. That’s not to say any US resident will be able to place a bet at their local casino or from a mobile device tomorrow, but a significant minority should have access to a legal bookmaker by the first kickoff of the 2018 NFL season.

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