May 15 // Supreme Court clears way for sports betting and Maryland casinos want in

The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an anticipated boom in legalized sports betting across the nation — an outcome sought by Maryland’s largest casinos, seeking a share of a multi-billion dollar market. The justices, in a 6-3 vote, struck down a federal law that has prevented New Jersey, which brought the case, and most other states from offering wagering on sports at their race tracks and casinos. The court’s decision allows states to decide whether to permit sports betting, a move in Maryland that would require a state constitutional amendment with ratification by voters in a general election. (Balt. Sun)

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