Next Possible Release Date of Supreme Court Sports Betting Decision April 2

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Mar/05/2018

Early on, many gambling industry experts believed that the U.S. Supreme Court would likely deliver its decision pertaining to the legalization of sports betting in all 50 states that opt to allow the activity no sooner than June.

With that said, there is always the chance the Court might arrive at a decision earlier.  There are specified dates on the calendar when this could occur.  Monday March 5 was one such day.

David Payne Purdum of ESPN.com noted the next scheduled date of April 2. 

On Monday, Gambling911.com reported on gambling attorney I. Nelson Rose's opinion that a majority of the Supreme Court judges will likely vote in favor of legalized sports wagering in the U.S.

Rose's analysis is based on oral arguments.

Admittedly It is always difficult to predict a Supreme Court decision based on oral arguments; although, it is clear that at least six Justices don't like PASPA. The conservatives and one or two of the liberals appear ready to declare PASPA unconstitutional in full, because Congress required states to pass laws against sports betting without a coherent federal regulatory policy.

I believe that at least five and perhaps six or more of the Justices will rule that Congress does have the power, under the Interstate Commerce Clause, to regulate and even outlaw sports betting. But in the absence of a coherent federal policy, let alone a comprehensive regulatory system, the states are free to deal with sports betting as they wish.

Which means we will have a dozen states with legal, regulated sports betting by next year.

- Gilbert Horowitz, Gambling911.com

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