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  1. #1 Supreme Court makes sports betting a possibility nationwide 
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    The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports.

    The Supreme Court on Monday struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The 1992 law 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.

    One research firm estimated before the ruling that if the Supreme Court were to strike down the law, 32 states would likely offer sports betting within five years.

    The court's decision came in a case from New Jersey, which has fought for years to legalize gambling on sports at casinos and racetracks in the state.

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    A fool and his money!!

    The sad part is those who can least afford it will more than likely be the biggest customers.
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    I have mixed feelings about it. I don't oppose legalized gambling, as long as it is licensed and the mob is kept out of it.

    The concerns I have mainly are the mob ties to sports betting and the further corruption of professional sports.
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    This will be a big blow to bookmaking in many places across the country.

    If every casino, in all the states had their own book then help increase revenues in those states.

    Can't wait to see what the local casinos in my area do.
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    The libertarian in me says just let it happen.

    Have no moral issue with it, as I suppose some evangelicals might. But I'm not religious much.

    The end result will be for lawyers & politicians making money. Crafting legislation state by state.
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