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Could legal sports gambling become a reality in Colorado?

17 May 2018

It was a lawsuit filed by New Jersey that led to the landmark US Supreme Court ruling on Monday that legalised sports gambling in states other than Nevada.

Carlo Santarelli, an analyst with Deutsche Bank Securities in NY, predicted that the USA market for both online and in-casino sports betting could reach $4 billion by 2023, based on 13 states having adopted it.

Currently, just four states-Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania-have approved legislation to regulate real-money online poker sites.

The American Gaming Association estimates $150 billion is wagered illegally on sports each year in the United States.

The partnership will be subject to regulatory approvals in New Jersey and "sports wagering legislation", indicating that the agreement may hinge on changes in gambling law or the sports-betting landscape. As is, California tribes have exclusivity in casino-style gambling, and some believe that includes sports betting. Bill Coley (R-Liberty Township) has been pushing for - he's wanted to strengthen Ohio's gambling laws, especially on fantasy sports. "PASPA is not", Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the court. Kudos to SCOTUS for removing the heavy-handed federal regulations that blocked states' rights to decide the issue for themselves.

Now that it's legal, what barriers remain?

. Among sports executives, a clear theme emerged: The ruling creates both the need for oversight and the potential for a huge new revenue stream, and they have no choice but to welcome it.

"It is just a great thing!"

College and professional sports have been littered with betting scandals going back years, including point-shaving incidents at Northwestern, Boston College, Tulane, and other schools.

MGM, the largest owner of casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, saw its shares climb as much as 3.5 percent. However, some cash-strapped states may consider moving forward with legalized sports betting to generate much-needed revenue.

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First and foremost is the fear that expanded gambling increases the risk of players and coaches purposely trying to change the results of games on behalf of people who have placed bets.

According to the AGA, the average sports book keeps only about 5% of the money wagered.

In the wake of the Court's decision, there are several actions that leagues, teams, conferences, and schools should take to prepare for a world where state-sanctioned sports betting is commonplace.

As the arguments over PASPA have occurred, another federal law with a weird acronym - UIGEA - has also been heavily debated.

One has already been proposed, although the bill hasn't budged since it was outlined about a year ago and was introduced in December. There's little chance it will get a floor vote as Congress is consumed by other issues ahead of the midterm elections.

The rules still require you to be within Nevada's state borders to bet with your Nevada-based mobile app. Geolocation tracking will make sure you do.

Virginia law now considers gambling illegal, part of a code section titled "Crimes Involving Morals and Decency". "I mean, they've turned every basketball player, football player and baseball player into a roulette chip", the basketball Hall of Famer told the Record and in an interview Tuesday. But even as those jurisdictions began allowing internet wagers, a movement sprung up to abolish the games at the federal level.

"I think it's exciting to go", explained Giancini.

Minutes after the Supreme Court's ruling was released, Pallone used the decision to again tout the GAME Act.

Could legal sports gambling become a reality in Colorado?