Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the 6-3 majority that a federal law barring state governments from authorizing sports gambling is unconstitutional under the "anti-commandeering doctrine", which holds that Congress may not tell state governments what they can not do.
The issue? Legalizing sports betting in CT, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision issued Monday allowing sports betting in states. The ruling also left open the possibility of Congress banning sports gambling nationwide, it just can't require states to do it. The law also enabled Delaware, Montana and OR to have limited legal sports gambling. The new CT law allows state officials "to regulate wagering on sporting events to the extent permitted by state and federal law".
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.
"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".
"What family or community is stronger or healthier because of gambling?".
Webis said Wednesday that while the ruling will not have an immediate impact on revenue levels until individual state legalisation is in place, the announcement is regarded as a boost for the company's U.S. operations. "Of course. But if you're asking me had I rather be bitten by a Black Widow or a Brown Recluse, my answer is neither", he said, according to Kentucky Today.
The high ruling in Murphy v. NCAA reversed a decision from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, concluding that the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act violated the Constitution's anti-commandeering principle.
As they had in past opposition to legalization, some leagues continued to express concern about the integrity of their sports.
Morago said, if the Legislature does eventually approve it, it will then be on the tribes to implement it.
Now comes an opportunity to give patrons another gaming option, betting on sports.
It's not like casino gaming is struggling in Oklahoma.
Alito wrote that Congress itself could proscribe all sports betting, but that it can't instruct the state governments not to do so.