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    Supreme Court Overturns Federal Ban on Sports Gambling

    The nation’s highest court has struck down a federal law that prohibits betting on sports in most states. The 6-3 decision effectively breaks Nevada’s hold on legal gambling and allows other states to decide for themselves whether to allow the potentially lucrative source of tax revenue. Passed in 1992, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was challenged by then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The American Gaming Association called today’s decision “a victory for the millions of Americans who seek to bet on sports in a safe and regulated manner.”

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