U.S. Sports Betting – news in a post-PASPA world
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In May 2018, PASPA – a federal law the previously prevented sports betting in the U.S. (with a few exceptions) – was lifted, paving the way for the positive change we want to see in the world of U.S. gambling and betting. Starting with sports betting in New Jersey, and later sports betting in Indiana, several states now offer legal sports betting – and list keeps growing!
How COVID-19 Affects Sports Betting
COVID-19 has taken a toll on sports betting. Major sports leagues, including the NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL, and even the NCAA, have all suspended operations in order to help stop the spread of the virus. What’s more, land based sportsbooks located in casinos have been shut down as well. As a result, states with online sports betting platforms are the only options left for many bettors at this time.
In addition, states that were considering signing sports betting into law have shortened legislative sessions, which may slow down the process of getting new bills signed.
There is light at the end of the tunnel, however. The UFC has been able to run without fans in attendance, providing the blueprint for other sports leagues to follow. Casinos are beginning to open up with limited capacity, and some states have still been able to legalize sports betting during this time.
Though it may take a while, the industry will hopefully recover and get back to normal in the not-so-distant future.