U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Overturns Federal Ban on Sports Gambling
Legal sportsbooks will officially begin to operate all over the United States for as of this morning, the United States Supreme Court has overturned the federal law which bans sports gambling.
“Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own.”
— #MLBPA (@MLB_PLAYERS) April 12, 2018
While numerous members challenged the law, including Chris Christie, the Supreme Court overruled the claims.
The money which would now be wagered during sports betting will also go to the leagues to ensure against issues such as match fixing.