BC-US--Supreme Court-Sports Betting,ADVISORY, US
AP has several stories planned in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on sports gambling. They are detailed below. If you have any questions, please reach out to deputy sports editor Oskar Garcia at 215-446-6632 or ogarcia(at)ap.org.
SUPREME COURT-SPORTS BETTING
WASHINGTON — The door for widespread legalized sports betting is flung open, with the Supreme Court striking down a law that bars states from allowing gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports. The 6-3 decision comes in a case in which New Jersey sought to legalize sports gambling at its casinos and racetracks. By Jessica Gresko. SENT: 670 words, photos. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 5 p.m.
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SUPREME COURT-SPORTS BETTING-STATES
WASHINGTON — Five states have the edge in the race to legalize sports betting because they’ve already passed laws contingent on the Supreme Court striking down a federal ban. The Supreme Court took that step on Monday, declaring a 1992 law that limited sports betting to four states was unconstitutional. Officials in New Jersey, which challenged the federal ban in court, have said they could have legal sports books up and running within weeks. Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia have also passed laws legalizing sports betting, although the amount of regulation they’ll need to put in place varies. By Ben Nuckols. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, graphic by 5 p.m.
SUPREME COURT-SPORTS BETTING-REACTIONS
Professional sports leagues and the NCAA are reacting with caution after the Supreme Court’s Monday morning decision to strike down a federal law that bars sports gambling in most states and opens the door for more legalized betting. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.
The Supreme Court ruling that will let New Jersey offer gambling on sports handed former Republican Gov. Chris Christie a big and long-sought victory and a chance to remake his legacy. By Mike Catalini. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos by 6 p.m.
TIM DAHLBERG-SPORTS BETTING
LAS VEGAS — Jimmy Vaccaro has seen almost everything in nearly 40 years of taking bets in this gambling city. He never thought he’d see a day like Monday, when the Supreme Court opened the door for legal betting across the nation. By Sports Columnist Tim Dahlberg. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.
Again, please reach out to Oskar Garcia with any questions at 215-446-6632 or ogarcia(at)ap.org.