In-Depth Legal Analysis: SCOTUS Sports Betting RulingBy Sara Slane, American Gaming AssociationMay 14, 2018 at 8:12 pmThanks to those who were able to join our call on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) earlier this afternoon.An in-depth legal analysis on the Court’s ruling is available here. See an excerpt below:This is a sweeping victory for New Jersey, and by extension for the gaming industry in all states. While the Court had ways to decide the case narrowly, the Court chose to strike down the entire law. The opinion makes clear that, unless Congress acts to prohibit sports betting directly (which it is unlikely to do), states are now free to decide for themselves to legalize (or not) sports betting. And because the opinion struck down the law in its entirety, states will be able to directly license and regulate operators; states will not be limited to the partial repeal and indirect regulation that New Jersey was forced to employ. The Supreme Court struck down the federal law prohibiting states from authorizing or licensing sports betting. The Court announced its ruling today in Murphy v. NCAA, the challenge to the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA). The decision effectively permits states to regulate legalized sports betting across the country and opens the door for state specific legislation.AGA’s brief and website were both cited in the Court’s decision.Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need anything else.