OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) – The Supreme Court is taking up a case that could make wagering on sports widely available nationwide.READ MORE: The Search For Kodiak, The National Aviary's Steller's Sea Eagle, Continued On Sunday
The high court is weighing whether a federal law that prevents states from authorizing sports betting is constitutional. If the Supreme Court strikes down the law, dozens of states could quickly make sports betting legal.READ MORE: Son Of Carnegie Mellon University President, Thomas Jahanian, Dies After Being Pulled From Monongahela River
Monday’s case pits New Jersey and other states against all four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the federal government. The stakes are high.
The American Gaming Association estimates that Americans illegally wager $150 billion on sports each year. In court, the NBA, NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball have fought New Jersey, arguing that expanding gambling would hurt the integrity of their games. More than a dozen states are supporting New Jersey.MORE NEWS: Curtains Up: Live Performances Return To Cultural District With Safety Precautions In Place
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