May 14, 2018      5:45 PM
Texas unlikely to move on new ruling on legalized sports betting
Will Vegas get the Amazon treatment? – meaning, why go there if you can do it at home
The U.S. Supreme Court has opened the door
for states to legalize sports betting outside of Nevada, but it’s unlikely to
get much traction for now in Texas.
Today’s opinion, in Murphy
v NCAA, voided a federal law, the Professional and Amateur Sports
Protection Act, saying Congress commandeered an area of
governance reserved for the states. That now leaves New Jersey, and any other
state, free to add sports betting to casinos and race tracks. Former Gov. Chris Christie
told the Washington Post during a Facebook live interview the
state’s race tracks could be ready
to accept bets as soon as Memorial Day weekend.
By Kimberly Reeves