The Supreme Court handed down a big decision this week for the gaming world, striking down a 1992 federal law that effectively banned commercial sports betting. The decision turns sports betting back over to the states to decide whether it should be legal.
Sara Slane of the American Gaming Association joined today’s show to talk about the law overturned in this decision and why states’ rights and public opinion toward sports betting are big factors. She pointed out that sports betting was happening anyway, with some sketchy organizations funding illicit activities out of the reach of law enforcement.
“It’s a win-win for everyone,” Slane said of the decision. “It’s a win for consumers. You get more protections in place, certainly, by regulating it, by bringing it out into the sunlight. Certainly, it’s a win for law enforcement.”