The court declared the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act that prohibited states from allowing sports wagering to be unconstitutional. "The integrity fee is going to be borne by the casinos, and they can afford that". Donald Remy, the NCAA's chief legal officer, said the organization is reviewing the Supreme Court's decision and that "we will adjust sports wagering and championship policies to align with the direction from the court".
CEO Jim Murren tells The Associated Press the company has polled customers in focus groups around the USA and found that widespread sports betting opportunities will not keep fans from traveling to the nation's gambling mecca. It argued that taking its laws off the books was different from authorizing sports gambling.
The Las Vegas-based company operates more than 10 properties there and several more in the USA and overseas. When the case was argued in December, Sotomayor said some federal regulation of marijuana could be threatened by a ruling that allows sports betting.
An executive with a company that owns casinos in 18 states and Ontario, Canada, says the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on sports gambling could begin a "land rush" for states to enact sports wagering laws.
"On no rational ground can it be concluded that Congress would have preferred no statute at all if it could not prohibit states from authorizing or licensing such schemes", Ginsburg wrote.
The former ESPN announcer now heads a sports betting broadcast called Vegas Stats and Information Network.
The West Virginia Legislature was betting on the right horse this past session when it anticipated the Supreme Court banning sports wagering. He says it could take a year or two before a measure is put before the voters.
Thanks to the court ruling, Chris Grove, a gambling industry analyst at California-based Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, said Pennsylvania can now move forward with sports betting as authorized by the state late a year ago.
It's not talking yet about details.
"Fundamentally I am of the opinion that regulated legal markets are better than the alternative", said Gray.
Las Vegas-based Caesars operates 47 casinos in 13 USA states and five countries. The Court announced its 6-3 ruling today in Murphy v. The technology involved would disallow bets from outside the Mountain State's borders. "Should the state lottery have a roll?"
"Some of that 1 percent of betting fees is going to come from people with uncontrollable gambling problems", Whyte said.
Ted Leonsis, who owns the NBA's Washington Wizards, the WNBA's Washington Mystics and the National Hockey League's Washington Capitals, celebrated the decision.
"Florida has a ideal economy", said Marc Dunbar, a pro-gambling attorney.
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U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said Monday he plans to introduce a new bill that would make sports gambling illegal, the same day the Supreme Court struck down a federal law that banned betting on sports.
"As each state considers whether to allow sports betting, we will continue to seek the proper protections for our sport, in partnership with other professional sports", Major League Baseball said in a statement. "We know during last year's NCAA basketball tournament, so-called 'March Madness, ' that of the money that was wagered, only about 3 percent of it was legally wagered, " that being in Nevada which had an exception under the federal law. He says the upcoming legislation will have that focus, too. League owners also approved the Raiders moving to Las Vegas, gambling's mecca in the United States.
In its statement, the National Football League noted that "Congress has long recognized the potential harms posed by sports betting to the integrity of sporting contests and the public confidence in these events". "We also will work closely with our clubs to ensure that any state efforts that move forward in the meantime protect our fans and the integrity of our game". "And not only that, who knows what could be forged out of a relationship with the major leagues?"
The tour a year ago established a program that requires players on all six circuits the PGA Tour manages to take part in an online tutorial that, among other things, illustrates some of the far-reaching effects of gambling.
"Through smart, efficient regulation, this new market will protect consumers, preserve the integrity of the games we love, empower law enforcement to fight illegal gambling and generate new revenue for states, sporting bodies, broadcasters and many others", Freeman said in the statement. "That's exactly what the fantasy sports operators tried to do - offer sports betting without having to deal with all the things a sports book operator has to deal with".
Reactions to the Supreme Court ruling across the sports world weren't limited to the league offices.
Sports betting remains a violation of state law.
Major League Baseball has issued a statement saying the Supreme Court ruling will have "profound effects" on the league.
"Our most important priority is protecting the integrity of our games", MLB's statement continued.
Justice believes there is value in the state's partnering with the sports leagues.
That paved the way for legalized sports betting in all 50 states.
Justice praised Monday's decision by the court. It is the only state to pass such a law this year, and only Pennsylvania and CT did so previously.
The legislation passed by West Virginia lawmakers - and signed into law by Justice - permits sports betting operations at the Wheeling Island Casino and Resort and Mountaineer Casino-Racetrack-Resort in Chester.