Nevada Sports Betting
Nevada legalized sports betting in 1949 alongside reside and off-track horse betting. It had been the first state to regulate sports betting, which had previously functioned under organized crime syndicates. It was the only nation to do this until recently.
Congress passed the skilled and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 1992, which illegal prospective state expansion of sports betting. Nevada was grandfathered in, so it was basically handed a lawful US monopoly on single-game wagering.
States finally began to challenge that national ban, nevertheless, spearheaded by New Jersey lawmakers and Gov. Chris Christie. Beginning with voter approval in 2011, NJ attempted to pass legislation that would have legalized sports betting at casinos and racetracks. Sports leagues — the NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, and MLB — filed suit against the country to block the attempts, however, citing a breach of PASPA.
The ensuing legal battle escalated all the way to the US Supreme Court, finally reaching a settlement on May 14, 2018. A vast majority of those nine-member court ruled that PASPA commandeers states in breach of the Tenth Amendment, hitting the ban in the books.
As a result, Nevada’s US monopoly online sports betting has seen its last days. Eight other states offer a vast choice of legal sports stakes.