On May 14 of 2018 the supreme court made it a state decision to decide whether to legalize sports gambling. Before the law was challenged it stated that individuals weren’t allowed to gamble on sports anywhere within the U.S.
The federal government had a law prohibiting sports gambling until just days ago when the law was challenged. The only state that people could place a bet on sports was Nevada. Now it is up to the states to decide if they are going to legalize gambling.
New Jersey intends to be the first of many states that are planning on making sports betting legal. Many sports leagues have found that the law will increase their profit due to the increase of spectators.