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May 14, 2018      5:45 PM

Texas unlikely to move on new ruling on legalized sports betting

Will Vegas get the Amazon treatment? – meaning, why go there if you can do it at home

The U.S. Supreme Court has opened the door for states to legalize sports betting outside of Nevada, but it’s unlikely to get much traction for now in Texas.

Today’s opinion, in Murphy v NCAA, voided a federal law, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, saying Congress commandeered an area of governance reserved for the states. That now leaves New Jersey, and any other state, free to add sports betting to casinos and race tracks. Former Gov. Chris Christie told the Washington Post during a Facebook live interview the state’s race tracks could be ready to accept bets as soon as Memorial Day weekend.

By Kimberly Reeves

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