Supreme Court strikes down sports betting law (includes all related articles) **merged**

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  1. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    Supreme Court allows sports betting across the country


    The court struck down a federal law that required states to ban gambling on the outcome of sporting events.

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  2. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Get yo bets in. Dallas wins it all 2018!
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  3. Reality

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    Supreme Court strikes down sports betting law


    The Supreme Court struck down a federal law prohibiting sports gambling Monday, giving the states a go-ahead to allow betting on sports.

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  4. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    I wonder what does this mean for sites like Fanduel in Texas?
  5. dogunwo

    dogunwo Franchise Tagged

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    This is long overdue. I never understood how state lotteries could be legal, but sports gambling wasn't.
  6. Pompey-Cowboy

    Pompey-Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    So the land of the free finally gets to enjoy a liberty bestowed upon most of the rest of the world for centuries.
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  7. ghst187

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    Because the state doesn’t get to keep any profits like they do in the state run lotteries.
    Love how they always try to sell lotteries to voters with stuff like “the profits will go to the schools” yet all the schools still poormouth constantly and the teachers strike.
  8. jazzcat22

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    Because the states does not disclose that the normal funds going to schools from taxes and such are deferred to other "pockets". The lottery money just replaces the tax money. But they let the people think it is extra money going to the schools, not just replaced.
  9. SportsGuru80

    SportsGuru80 CowboysYanksLakers

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  10. JW82

    JW82 JJ21 Zone Supporter

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    It's like prohibition. The mob paid off the right people to keep it illegal, or they go out of the bookie business. Same with weed. I think this is great. How cool would it be to go to a sports bar and place bets right there on games. Also the benefit of legal betting is you can only make bets with cash you have or at least have credit for. With Bookies you are betting with money you don't have, that's how you end up getting knee capped. Being from NJ, I have seen many people really screw their lives with bookies.
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  11. fredp22

    fredp22 Well-Known Member

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    its omnibus accounting. the schools get whatever they can pry from the pool regardless of its size
  12. JoeKing

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    This is government finally making sense.
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  13. The Fonz

    The Fonz Correctamundo

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    If you can't beat them join them. How time has changed.
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  14. Jarv

    Jarv Loud pipes saves lives. Zone Supporter

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    Sorry Nevada, the monopoly looks like it's over.
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  15. Flamma

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    I would, but I'd be getting ripped off. The last time I looked the Cowboys had better odds to win the Super Bowl than the Jags. Even with Saints, Houston, Rams, and some other team that is better. If they move the odds to where they should be, 40 or 50-1, I'll place a bet.
  16. yimyammer

    yimyammer Well-Known Member

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    Matter of time?

  17. DoctorChicken

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    Time for me to make some poor decisions!
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  18. dogunwo

    dogunwo Franchise Tagged

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    Too many people betting on the Cowboys. I doubt the odds change in the direction you are hoping for.
  19. maryquality

    maryquality Well-Known Member

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    The last time I bet on the Cowboys was when I was vacationing in Las Vegas. I put a bet down on a Monday Night Football game we were playing against the Redskins. Quincy Carter was our QB at that time. We won that game, and I won $50 bucks!! LOL :p
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  20. yimyammer

    yimyammer Well-Known Member

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    give em time, they'll screw it up on this side of the equation too

    they'll probably tax it to death which will be more successful than prohibition.

    I remember all the angst growing up about parimutuel betting on horses being illegal, it finally got legalized to the dismay of the baptists and now, from what I understand, the horse tracks are struggling to stay in biz
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