Many of the jurisdictions that followed Atlantic City into the world of legalized gaming did so on the premise that casino-style gaming would promote tourism, create jobs and of course throw tax dollars into the respective state’s treasury. Sounds good and makes sense so why not.
No surprise, the formulae worked, employment increased, communities flourished and gambling that to be considered a sin morphed into entertainment. All was right with the world except for the occasional grumbling and wishing that the casinos could have sports wagering.
Then the world changed and the Supreme Court, rightly in my opinion, struck down the federal government’s intrusive ban on sports wagering. Champagne corks popped in casinos across the country, till the realization set in on the question of “how are we going to do this.”
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