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'There will be NO wagering' . Not so fast ..

Dennis Drazin | Patty Wolfe Dennis Drazin | Patty Wolfe
Melinda Barton | 17 May, 2018, 04:05

Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each state is free to act on its own.

It's up to the Missouri legislature now, whether we have sports gambling in the state.

Sheila Morago summed up her reaction to Monday's 6-3 ruling, essentially legalizing sports wagering, with one word - Wow!

It appears gambling on sporting events will soon become a reality beyond Nevada, which was exempted from the original law.

The 1992 law at issue in the case bars state-authorized sports gambling with exceptions for Nevada, Montana, Oregon and DE, states that had approved some form of sports wagering before the law took effect. Others will follow suit, and before long, states that don't allow sports betting will be in the distinct minority. We have always believed that sports wagering would eventually come out of the shadows.

The head of Monmouth Park Racetrack says that the general public probably won't be able to place bets on sports at the track until June.

"State leaders need to be prepared to tell the truth about the economic predation of casino gambling", he told Baptist Press in written comments. "Of course. But if you're asking me had I rather be bitten by a Black Widow or a Brown Recluse, my answer is neither", he said, according to Kentucky Today.

All four major US professional sports leagues, the NCAA and the federal government had urged the court to uphold the federal law. Why doesn't tThe Sun ever think the state government should have no say in sports betting except to eliminate the laws making it illegal?

As they had in past opposition to legalization, some leagues continued to express concern about the integrity of their sports.

Webis said Wednesday that while the ruling will not have an immediate impact on revenue levels until individual state legalisation is in place, the announcement is regarded as a boost for the company's U.S. operations.