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Supreme Court Blows Door To Sports Betting Wide Open

Law360 (May 14, 2018, 10:52 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Monday to strike down a federal ban on sports betting was perhaps more forceful than even the gambling industry anticipated, potentially giving states wide latitude to offer mobile and online betting options without running afoul of other federal laws.

In a 7 to 2 ruling, the high court found the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, or PASPA, a 1992 law that had blocked states from authorizing sports betting, violated the anti-commandeering principle of the Tenth Amendment.

But the decision was divided on what may be the most significant point: whether both provisions enacted through PASPA...

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