The US states where sports betting is expected to be legal within 5 years

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This Monday, the US Supreme Court ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is unconstitutional and opened the door for states to legalize sports gambling.

It is now up each US state to decide whether or not they want to legalize sports betting within their own borders. US States, such as New Jersey and Pennsylvania, have already passed legislation and are expected to have sports betting soon.

As reported by in a recent study by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (via the AP), 32 states will likely have sports betting within five years, and of those, 14 would have some form of sports gambling within two years. These include a few states — Nevada, Montana, Delaware, and Oregon — where sports betting is already legal at some level, as PASPA grandfathered them when it was passed in 1992. Nevada is the only state that allows wagering on the outcomes of single games.

The map below shows which states are plausible to have legalized sports betting within five years:

legalized sports betting within five years


Source: European Gaming Industry News

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