Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Don't expect to legally bet on sports in NC anytime soon

Don't expect to legally bet on sports in NC anytime soon

The Supreme Court ruled that the federal government can not constitutionally ban gambling on sports, following the Tenth Amendment and returning that power to the states.

The ruling endorsed New Jersey's bid to allow sports betting and struck down a 1992 federal law that widely prohibited the practice, potentially adding a new line of business for many casinos and for betting technology providers such as Scientific Games and International Game Technology (IGT.N).

Monmouth Park officials say they could have their sports betting up and running within just a couple of weeks.

"Chris doesn't believe Florida should be turned into a casino and opposes expanding gambling in the state -- including sports betting", King spokesman Avery Jaffe said.

To facilitate sports betting in Jersey, these tracks and casinos will have to start hiring and soon.

"We can now seize the opportunity with a new sector of gaming that will help create jobs, generate economic growth and be an important boost to the casino industry and horse racing", said state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Gloucester.

"The potential for a dramatic increase in sports betting caused some gaming related stocks to pop in trading on Monday, May 14", said Markit in a note out Tuesday.

The NBA likewise called for national regulation of sports betting.

Taking the wording of Hatch's statement at face value, it appears he's operating under the assumption that legalized sports betting is the new reality, and that he and fellow Congressional legislators will simply ensure it's regulated appropriately. It came on a court challenge from New Jersey.

Marcus Smart irked by Cavs 'bully' JR Smith's flagrant foul
He looked quite miffed as the officials watched replays before ultimately determining that Smith would be assessed a Flagrant 1. We know he can make shots, but just communication defensive-wise."Smith explained: "We were slow on our coverages".

In fact, the anti-commandeering doctrine was until now a bit more subtle. "I guess that's the only thing you can say with certainty".

"Today the United States Supreme Court issued a clear decision that PASPA is unconstitutional, reversing the lower courts that held otherwise".

Sleight, who has guided many clients through the tangle of state gaming law, agrees the process of setting out rules and regulations, and then issuing licenses to operate, will take time.

First of all, the Legislature would have to act quickly.

What was tricky about this extension of states' rights is that Congress is permitted to pre-empt state laws by passing its own laws.

The ruling paves the way for states to legalize sports betting. His logic was that if Congress had known it lacked the authority to prohibit states from allowing casino gambling, Congress probably wouldn't have barred states from holding their own lotteries, which are a less harmful form of gambling. As a result of the ruling, states are now free to adopt laws regulating sports betting. On the other side, dissenting Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor argued that the decision was too broad. There are also serious doubts that Congress wants to get involved.

"I am deeply concerned about the social ills that can arise from gambling".

Overall, the decision may be read as a marker of the future direction of states' rights jurisprudence on what may well become a more conservative court. He is a professor of constitutional and global law at Harvard University and was a clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter.

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), which has long fought for the rights of poker players in the USA, recently noted that as many as 68% of its members were involved in sports betting, leading to the organization diverting some of its attention towards the industry. This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Minnesota Lawyer, the Bloomberg Opinion editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.

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