PASPA Repealed: Watch for These 10 States to Offer Sports Betting First Jill R. Dorson, SportsHandle · May 14, 2018 at 7:50 pm Now that the Supreme Court has overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, the 1992 law that banned sports wagering in every state except Nevada, what happens next? Some states were able to get ahead of the decision and pass legislation to legalize sports betting. And more than 20 states are considering legalizing it. Pennsylvania and West Virginia were the first two states with sports betting laws on the books, while New Jersey, which brought the Supreme Court case in the first place, is prepared to offer legal sports betting in Atlantic City and at race tracks soon. New York, Delaware and Mississippi are poised to become the states to offer full-fledged sports betting. Others came close during this year’s legislative sessions may join early in 2019. Below is your guide to nine states where lawmakers seem serious about making sports betting legal, soon, and what that means to bettors.