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    Degenerate Gamblers Rejoice

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    Legal sports gambling block for states has been removed by the Supreme Court. Up to the states to draft their plans, so depending on their motivation (tax dollars) it may be sooner or later. Maybe this will move as fast as legal MJ, but it's a start. No more offshore nonsense? Injun casinos starting construction for the new sports books? I may be susceptible to it's lure if and when this comes to fruition.

    http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id...ports-gambling

    The Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibits sports gambling Monday in a landmark decision that gives states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports.

    The court ruled 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 law that barred state-authorized sports gambling with some exceptions. It made Nevada the only state where a person could wager on the results of a single game.



    How close is my state to legalizing sports betting?
    The Supreme Court ruled in New Jersey, opening the doors for states to introduce legislation for legalized sports betting. Ryan Rodenberg checks in on where each U.S. state (and Washington, D.C.) stands.

    With legal sports betting, how will NBA, MLB protect integrity of game?
    Billions will be wagered at new legal sportsbooks across the United States. The NBA and MLB are angling to reap some of the profits.

    States that want to offer legal sports betting may now do so, and New Jersey plans to be first. Delaware, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are among the states expected to quickly get into the legal bookmaking game.

    The court ruled in favor of New Jersey and against the NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball, capping a nearly six-year legal battle and overturning a federal statute that the sports leagues had adamantly stood by for more than 20 years.

    "Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own," the court wrote its opinion. "Our job is to interpret the law Congress has enacted and decide whether it is consistent with the Constitution. PASPA is not."

    The leagues first sued former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in August 2012 and won every step of the way -- until June, when the Supreme Court decided to take the case. Oral arguments were heard Dec. 4, and the justices ruled five months later.

    Christie tweeted after the ruling that it was a "great day for the rights of states and their people to make their own decisions."

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    I saw that earlier today.. couldn’t have happened at a better time for me, I used sports book.ag to bet on football, but like a lot of other offshore places, they switched to bitcoin only recently. Fuck that
    I’d be psyched to have it taken over by the state lottery, just go anywhere you’d buy powerball or scratchies and put football bets in?? That would be awesome

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    Don’t have to worry about the “integrity of the game”. The last thing legal sports books want is a fix. They are the most likely to be the first to catch and report it. When they see strange betting patterns, they will report it. The last few attempted fixes have been caught and reported by sports books.

    They want as much handle as possible, and their vig. Balanced money on both sides. It’s what the lines are there for. Has nothing to do with who is more likely to win, although that is certainly the common misperception.

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    ^ no shit man
    what do u think about legalized sportsbooks though

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    I guess in other countries, leagues get a percentage of bets. With our leagues, I guess the talks are starting at 1%. Will that increase be added in or taken out of current? Baseball has said they may consider 0.25%, but with all the games is that where they make it up? Still a big number. Also talk that the players want a cut and that may be where it starts to get dicey.

    And aside from sports, there is talk about the bigger picture of state laws vs federal (10th Amendment) and how this may open the door for states to take control of other things. Might help pave the way for faster MJ legalization, and if based on what was in the constitution, there is quite a lot of other things that may apply.

    Baseball: https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/w...and-pete-rose/

    Some other stuff: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articl...ng-sports.html

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    It’s definitely gonna raise some states law vs national law questions

    Will be interesting to see how it plays out. Thanks for those links SB, glad to read more about it.

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    You bet. Guessing more will be revealed. Could be a pivot point for more moving forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas Powder View Post
    Don’t have to worry about the “integrity of the game”. The last thing legal sports books want is a fix. They are the most likely to be the first to catch and report it. When they see strange betting patterns, they will report it. The last few attempted fixes have been caught and reported by sports books.

    They want as much handle as possible, and their vig. Balanced money on both sides. It’s what the lines are there for. Has nothing to do with who is more likely to win, although that is certainly the common misperception.
    Really? Are you in Vegas???

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    My appetite for vice won't be sated until you can show up at a bar in UT, enjoy a bowl, take a hit of black tar & bet on LeBron's next 50pt game while the dancers gyrate.

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    Does this mean it's now legal to bet online at say a Vegas sportsbook site if you are in another state?

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    "Football...You Bet"
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    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post
    Really? Are you in Vegas???
    Yes, I live in Vegas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Joe View Post
    ^ no shit man
    what do u think about legalized sportsbooks though
    I think legalized books are a whole lot better than betting with some bookie under the table. I like going to books to watch games. It’s a ton of fun usually, and a lot of the books run specials, so beer is cheap.
    I think some states are going to run with it quickly, but a lot will still wrestle with the “morale dilemma”.

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    they're discouraged?

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    Legal books won't take credit but they also won't break your kneecaps.
    So, will I be able to go to 7-11 and get a Powerball ticket and the Sox and the over parley? Or will I have to go to the casinos? Kinda hope the casinos as I don't want it too easy for me personally. Gamblers Anonymous better start brewing up an extra pot of coffee.

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