Supreme Court Allows Sports Betting Nationwide
This is big news for the gambling scene in the Quad Cities. The U.S. Supreme Court decided today that Nevada will no longer be the only state to allow sports betting.
Monday's ruling struck down a federal law that was passed in 1992 that required states to ban gambling on the outcome of sporting events. Specifically the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act didn't ban sports gambling, it only said states could not permit it. Nevada got grandfathered in.
Justice Samuel Alito says the federal law put states under the direct control of Congress.
With the law being removed, expect to see casinos and gambling spots in the Quad Cities getting in on the action. That means you'll no longer have to travel to Vegas to bet on the Super Bowl or the World Series.