The U.S. Supreme Court sided with New Jersey, striking down a 1992 federal law banning most sports wagering. In a 2014 op-ed for The New York Times, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wrote that he believes "sports betting should be brought out of the underground and into the sunlight where it can be appropriately monitored and regulated". Pallone's staff reached out to the NFL several times in recent months, but was told the league wasn't interested in discussing until after the decision.
For half a decade, New Jersey tried in vain to convince USA courts to let it legalize sports betting, dreaming of the billions of dollars it might generate for a struggling state and its cash-strapped casino hub Atlantic City.
The American Gambling Association says the ruling is progress and will finally help states regulate something already happening under the table.
However, the National Indian Gaming Association said it's encouraged by Monday's decision that paves the way for responsible sports betting.
Carroll plans to again propose legalizing sports betting at his "first opportunity". The NCAA, meanwhile, has lobbied against legalization entirely.
NASCAR reiterated the "continue to monitor" approach to the court's decision.
Sports leagues fought New Jersey in court even while moving toward embracing legalised wagering.
Instead, under the ruling it will be up to each state to come up with its own set of sports betting rules.
Gambling on sports could quickly become widely available, with one research firm estimating that 32 states would likely offer sports betting within five years. 'You guys are killing the integrity of the game'.
"I am confident that working together with my colleagues in both the Senate and Assembly, we can have a bill ready for governor's signature by the end of the session", Bonacic said.
How do professional sports leagues feel about this?
Michael Nolan, COO at Batavia Downs Gaming, said the facility has been preparing for the decision.
"Specifically, we will be looking at whether the opinion allows DE to offer full-scale sports gaming beyond parlay betting on National Football League games that was reinstituted in 2009".
States with budget problems, such as ours, can't afford to overlook the revenue potential - modest but significant - from collecting taxes on such bets.
The NHL's statement contains similar language. He had hoped that it could be passed, contingent on the Supreme Court ruling. We will review our current practices and policies and decide whether adjustments are needed, and if so, what those adjustments will look like. "Major League Baseball (MLB) issued a statement Monday saying the ruling will have "profound effects" on the league and that it's most important priority is protecting the integrity of our games".