In the US, sports betting were banned for more than 20 years. This was until the United States Supreme Court dictated a law to legalize it, due to the fact that prohibiting them, it’s an unconstitutional act. Therefore, sports betting have resurfaced once again. MAK Corp proudly presents some things to know about how the Supreme Court lifted the federal ban on sports betting:
The trial where it was accepted the ratification to legalize sports betting had as petitioner, the state of New Jersey, and as the defendant, the national sports leagues of the United States such as the MLB or NBA, among other leagues.
The Supreme Court of the United States in the final verdict said the prohibition of these sports bets in all 52 states in the country is unconstitutional, since all the states that make the country can act freely and in an independent way.
Places with License
There are 4 casinos in the United States that already have a license to be sports betting centers. One of them is the World Catskills Resorts. The Monmouth Park Racetrack is also a few days away from receiving the license to enable their sports betting centers.
A Repealed Law
When ruling the decision to legalize sports betting, the previous law that banned them for more than 20 years, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Law, is automatically repealed. Therefore, all the states that are part of the US now have the authority to legalize it (if they want it) these types of bets through this law.
Now, through the enactment of the legalization of sports betting, the Supreme Court still needs to decide on what kind of bets are accepted. This will be in addition to establishing the procedure for the approval of licenses to casinos or places that request to make sports bets.
The Good Side
The legalization of these types of bets also has a beneficial side for the country, due to the taxes these places would begin to generate. We are talking about billions of dollars per year throughout the country when it’s finally legalized in all states. There are states that are already analyzing the enactment of laws in favor of sports betting, such as Oregon, Pennsylvania or Mississippi.
This decision was totally valid since it should be remembered that the US states are totally independent, and by prohibiting something so trivial, it’s violating certain constitutional rights of those states that want to enact their own laws as independent states.