'There will be NO wagering' . Not so fast ..

Dennis Drazin | Patty Wolfe

Dennis Drazin | Patty Wolfe

Others will follow suit, and before long, states that don't allow sports betting will be in the distinct minority.

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. The ruling also left open the possibility of Congress banning sports gambling nationwide, it just can't require states to do it.

Oklahoma's 130-plus tribal casinos take in more than $2 billion in gaming revenue annually and with this week's Supreme Court ruling on sports betting, it could soon be more. We have always believed that sports wagering would eventually come out of the shadows. New Jersey said the Constitution allows Congress to pass laws barring wagering on sports, but Congress can't require states to keep sports gambling prohibitions in place. AGA President Geoff Freeman described the high court's opinion as "a victory for the millions of Americans who seek to bet on sports in a safe and regulated manner". "PASPA is not", Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the court.

"State leaders need to be prepared to tell the truth about the economic predation of casino gambling [and] pastors and church leaders need to be prepared to pastor their flock through the fallout that the court's decision is sure to produce". Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed did not believe it was morally wrong to gamble on sporting events.

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