Connections: The future of sports betting in New York State

Ruben Hill
May 17, 2018

"As a result, we now seek partnerships with proven gaming software and other established operators in the anticipation that individual State legislation will receive approval", said Ed Comins, WatchandWager president. The ruling also left open the possibility of Congress banning sports gambling nationwide, it just can't require states to do it.

Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the 6-3 majority that a federal law barring state governments from authorizing sports gambling is unconstitutional under the "anti-commandeering doctrine", which holds that Congress may not tell state governments what they can not do.

The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Monday that takes the shackles off state-sanctioned sports betting has profound implications beyond legal recreational betting and increased state tax revenue.

Five states - Connecticut, Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia - already had enacted laws in preparation for a Supreme Court decision permitting legalization, according to ESPN. National Collegiate Athletic Association and released Monday, the 6-3 ruling struck down a 1992 law that banned state authorization and licensing of sports gambling schemes, except in Nevada.

Southern Baptist leaders warned there would be harmful consequences from legalized sports gambling.

We discuss what the ruling means on all sides of the issue.

Now comes an opportunity to give patrons another gaming option, betting on sports.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito delivered the majority opinion, being joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan, and Neil Gorsuch. That provision unequivocally dictates what a state legislature may and may not do. Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed did not believe it was morally wrong to gamble on sporting events.

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