For many years there’s been a lot of controversy about the laws regarding sports betting and casino gameplay in the United States. Many of the laws are very old and have not been updated for several years.
A New Ruling
In the majority of the states, sports betting was illegal. There were laws in place to enforce this. However, these laws were challenged in the Supreme Court in 2018, and the court came back with the ruling that the laws were unconstitutional.
The reaction was a most favorable display from all of those who were pro online sports gambling and even for those who hoped that it would be extended to casino gameplay with far fewer restrictions. However, in the past few years, the laws regarding online casinos have become more liberal. This is because some states have taken it upon themselves to legalize this form of online entertainment by setting their own rules and regulations along with licensing.
As a result of this new ruling, it means that many of the illegal sports betting that was taking place is no longer going to be an issue. With there now becoming an opportunity to legalize the industry, the law shuts down all those bookies that were running these types of operations illegally. It now means that sports betters can use their mobile devices and tap into legal sports betting platforms online.
This is bound to make a massive difference to this industry and help it to grow as the government can capitalize on the legality of it. In contrast, when it was in an illegal environment, they were not able to do so.
While some may be against the ruling of the Supreme Court, there seems to be far more who are in favor of it.