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For years, the State of New Jersey challenged this ruling, even bringing it to the Supreme Court. In May of 2018, SCOTUS determined that entirety of PASPA was unconstitutional by violating each state’s 10th amendment right, choosing to overturn it by a vote of 6-3. This left a void in many states’ book of codes and now each state is determining their own regulations and legality in general of the sports betting industry for their state alone. Technically, all US states have access to legal mobile sports betting thanks to licensed online sportsbooks. States like Wyoming and Tennessee in particular are the only two markets that are mobile-only sports betting. Local Wisconsin betting fans will see a local sportsbook go live in November 2021.
The hopes of Florida Sports Betting fans who are eagerly waiting for legalized sports betting were dealt a blow when a new lawsuit was filed that could block the legislation for years. Michigan passed legislation to allow sports betting in December 2019 and the first physical sportsbooks opened in March 2020. Michigan passed legislation to allow sports betting in December 2019 and the first physical sportsbooks opened March 2020. But while betting on sports is legal in almost half the states in the country, not all of them allow online wagering. The following states are either awaiting further regulatory legislation to provide the groundwork for the rollout of domestic sportsbooks or have pending sports betting legislation making the rounds. Online sports betting is legal in Michigan as of December 2019, but there are no platforms accepting wagers just yet.
Following the revolutionary war, gambling had developed a bad reputation and was beginning to be associated with vice and corruption. In 1860 the US federal government banned almost all forms of gambling that involved a bettor making a cash wager with a bookmaker or casino, including betting on sports. Other states as well have similar legislation moving towards the direction of online sports betting, but the momentum isn’t as great as their New England cousins.
The legislative session in 2020 was supposed to be short because it is an election year. In order to get the bill passed, it had to be attached with emergency status. This pushed the bill through the legislature and garnered a signature from Governor Jay Inslee in March of 2020.
States have made great progress in legalizing mobile betting in 2021. Arizona and Connecticut are each expected to officially launch sports betting in September 2021. Caesars Sportsbook is a luxury sportsbook brand that’s nevertheless accessible to average sports bettors. GamingToday.com is an independent sports news and information service.