Here’s Why What Happened At The Meadowlands’ FanDuel Sportsbook Matters

When the Supreme Court struck down PASPA on May 14, the proverbial floodgates opened.

The ruling brought the quarter-century-old federal ban on legal sports betting to an end. Suddenly, states not named Nevada could choose to legalize and regulate sports betting within their borders.

To say things have been happening fast in US sports betting is an understatement.

Within a month of the court’s decision, West VirginiaNew Jersey and Rhode Island legalized sports betting. That’s in addition to preemptive legislation passed in DelawareMississippiPennsylvania and New York, in some cases many years earlier.

Delaware and New Jersey started accepting legal sports bets in June. In the case of Delaware, sports betting expanded beyond already-authorized parlay wagers.

But speed isn’t always an asset. Some of the consequences of rushed legislation and a race to be the first to launch sports betting are beginning to rear their heads.

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