Supreme Court Backs Bid to Legalize Sports Betting

May 14, 2018

Industry Research Shows That Regulated Gaming Will Benefit Local Economies and Consumers

Jeff Ifrah, Founding Partner of Ifrah Law and Founding Member of iDEA

(Washington, D.C., Monday, May 14, 2018) – On Monday,  the gaming industry applauded the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Murphy (formerly Christie) v. NCAA holding that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is unconstitutional.

This ruling will create a positive domino effect by allowing any state that wants to, to open its doors and reap the benefits of rationally regulated gaming.

The decision on sports betting will be an economic game changer for the states; industry research shows that regulated gaming will benefit local economies and consumers.

Ifrah Law – on behalf of iDEA, a trade association for online gaming interests – submitted an amicus brief in this case, arguing that outlawing sports betting in 46 states violates the United States’ most basic principles, such as the right of each state to decide for themselves how to regulate and grow their own economies.

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