How US Sports Betting Is Rampant and Mostly Illegal

Last Updated : Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019

Betting on sports holds a peculiar place in American recreation: Only in Nevada is it broadly legal, but it happens pretty much everywhere. A case before the Supreme Court could bring the activity into the open, complete with regulation and taxation. The court will rule by the end its term in June on whether New Jersey will be allowed to legalize sports betting. If New Jersey wins, other states will likely seek follow its lead -- and possibly challenge federal regulations on marijuana, guns and immigration as well.

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