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Trump Could Determine Future Of Sports Betting

Law360, New York (February 8, 2017, 4:52 PM EST) -- Forces are coming together for a showdown over the U.S.'s anti-sports-betting policies after the U.S. Supreme Court made a surprise choice last month not to immediately deny New Jersey's challenge to a federal ban on sports betting, instead inviting President Donald Trump's administration to weigh in on the controversial issue.

Sports betting has long been associated with organized crime, seen as a threat to the integrity of professional and college sports contests and opposed by those generally against gambling on moral or philosophical grounds. But experts say attitudes are changing.

President Donald Trump favored the legalization of sports betting in the...

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