NJ wins sports betting case before US Supreme Court. Gambling to be legalized nationwide soon.
New Jersey won its long battle for sports betting Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a federal ban that has lasted for more than a quarter century.
"The legalization of sports gambling requires an important policy choice, but the choice is not ours to make," Justice Samuel Alito, a New Jersey native, said in the Opinion of the Court. "Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own."