Logically, then, if Congress cannot tell state governments not to adopt laws authorizing sports gambling, how can it instruct states not to adopt laws regarding gun control, marijuana legalization and any number of other matters across the political spectrum?
"The PASPA provision at issue here-prohibiting state authorization of sports gambling-violates the anticommandeering rule".
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Monday that takes the shackles off state-sanctioned sports betting has profound implications beyond legal recreational betting and increased state tax revenue.
In July 2017, Gov. Dannel Malloy signed a bill that will allow the state to move quickly if the federal sports betting ban is overturned by the Supreme Court or repealed by Congress.
Travis Wussow, general counsel and vice president for public policy at ERLC, told the Baptist Press that the decision will lead to a slippery slope of harm to society.
Gaming group Webis Holdings PLC, which runs WatchandWager, licensed operator of the WatchandWager Cal Expo Racing in Sacramento, California, welcomed the US Supreme Court's ruling against a law banning practised sports gambling.
We discuss what the ruling means on all sides of the issue.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association and the four major professional sports leagues - Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League and National Hockey League - were on the losing end of the high court's ruling.
It's not like casino gaming is struggling in Oklahoma. Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed did not believe it was morally wrong to gamble on sporting events.