Supreme Court Allows for Sports Gambling Nationwide

well it's about time.  No reason this hasn't been legal throughout the country.  The law was not stopping people from doing it at all.  That's my take. what do you all think?

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  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 5,226
    Celtics in 4!!!
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  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 9,154
    Guess they were tired of all the money being spent on illegal gambling and decided to finally take their piece of the pie. 
    ...got a mind full of questions and a teacher in my soul...
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,548
    Guess they were tired of all the money being spent on illegal gambling and decided to finally take their piece of the pie. 
    Gotta be!
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 10,580
    Come on online poker!
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,699
    ed243421 said:
    Celtics in 4!!!
    I'll take that bet.  How much?!?
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,699
    Guess they were tired of all the money being spent on illegal gambling and decided to finally take their piece of the pie. 
    It won't get rid of illegal gambling, far from it.

    Why am I going to go to a legal place out of my way when I can head to my local watering hole and just fill out a ticket?
  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 9,154
    Guess they were tired of all the money being spent on illegal gambling and decided to finally take their piece of the pie. 
    It won't get rid of illegal gambling, far from it.

    Why am I going to go to a legal place out of my way when I can head to my local watering hole and just fill out a ticket?
    I never said it would get rid of illegal gambling, just that the federal and state governments will want their cuts now.
    ...got a mind full of questions and a teacher in my soul...
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 2,049
    Guess they were tired of all the money being spent on illegal gambling and decided to finally take their piece of the pie. 
    It won't get rid of illegal gambling, far from it.

    Why am I going to go to a legal place out of my way when I can head to my local watering hole and just fill out a ticket?
    I never said it would get rid of illegal gambling, just that the federal and state governments will want their cuts now.
    I hope IL gets their cut. It’s a broke, dysfunctional state that could use another revenue source any way possible. 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,699
    Guess they were tired of all the money being spent on illegal gambling and decided to finally take their piece of the pie. 
    It won't get rid of illegal gambling, far from it.

    Why am I going to go to a legal place out of my way when I can head to my local watering hole and just fill out a ticket?
    I never said it would get rid of illegal gambling, just that the federal and state governments will want their cuts now.
    Exactly the reason that illegal gambling will remain king.

    Don't forget that the leagues are going to want a piece too!
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 2,049

    Come on online poker!
    This would be big. My brother plays online professionally and has lived in Mexico for the last 6 years or so because he could no longer play in the U.S. 
  • cutzcutz Posts: 7,499
    bbiggs said:

    Come on online poker!
    This would be big. My brother plays online professionally and has lived in Mexico for the last 6 years or so because he could no longer play in the U.S. 
    Doesn't New Jersey have online Poker Betting? If so, then he should move to NJ. Though, not sure why anyone wants to live in NJ, except to gamble?
  • cutzcutz Posts: 7,499
    Guess they were tired of all the money being spent on illegal gambling and decided to finally take their piece of the pie. 
    It won't get rid of illegal gambling, far from it.

    Why am I going to go to a legal place out of my way when I can head to my local watering hole and just fill out a ticket?
    I never said it would get rid of illegal gambling, just that the federal and state governments will want their cuts now.
    Exactly the reason that illegal gambling will remain king.

    Don't forget that the leagues are going to want a piece too!
    Agree, but i also think another reason illegal gambling will still be rampant, is that you bet with a Bookey on credit, unlike legal gambling.


  • cutzcutz Posts: 7,499
    pjhawks said:
    well it's about time.  No reason this hasn't been legal throughout the country.  The law was not stopping people from doing it at all.  That's my take. what do you all think?

    https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/05/14/us-top-court-backs-new-jerseys-bid-to-legalize-sports-betting/23434234/
    About time is right. I would've thought this would've happen decades ago. 

    I think the supreme court had NO choice but to vote the way they did. I'm surprised that it was a 6-3 vote and not a 9-0, though it doesn't matter since it passed.

  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 8,718
    cutz said:
    bbiggs said:

    Come on online poker!
    This would be big. My brother plays online professionally and has lived in Mexico for the last 6 years or so because he could no longer play in the U.S. 
    Doesn't New Jersey have online Poker Betting? If so, then he should move to NJ. Though, not sure why anyone wants to live in NJ, except to gamble?
    yes but I believe you can only play against other people in New Jersey.  

    I would think that this sports betting ruling would eventually lead to poker being legal as well.  can't see how it wouldn't be.

    the interesting question about this sports gambling ruling is will states allow sports gambling over the internet or just keep it in casinos?


  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 12,668
    It's about fucking time.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 42,261
    Yeah, great. I can't believe it took so long. Legal gambling is a GREAT way to fund public projects and whatnot. Sure, there are things to be careful about - namely gambling addictions/debt and laundering via gambling outfits. But all in all, legalized gambling is financially beneficial for state revenue....... That said, I think it's pure bullshit that gambling winnings are taxed in the USA .... Is there any talk about ending that kind of legal robbery? Is that always a state law or a federal thing?
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 28,987
    bbiggs said:

    Come on online poker!
    This would be big. My brother plays online professionally and has lived in Mexico for the last 6 years or so because he could no longer play in the U.S. 
    maybe we should start the poker stars thread again?  There was one a few years which we had about 10 people in.
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  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,253
    Cool that it passed, but it'll be a long time before my state legalizes it. 
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 2,049
    bbiggs said:

    Come on online poker!
    This would be big. My brother plays online professionally and has lived in Mexico for the last 6 years or so because he could no longer play in the U.S. 
    maybe we should start the poker stars thread again?  There was one a few years which we had about 10 people in.
    I used to play on poker stars all the time before they banned it. I definitely enjoy playing poker 
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 42,261
    edited May 14
    bbiggs said:
    bbiggs said:

    Come on online poker!
    This would be big. My brother plays online professionally and has lived in Mexico for the last 6 years or so because he could no longer play in the U.S. 
    maybe we should start the poker stars thread again?  There was one a few years which we had about 10 people in.
    I used to play on poker stars all the time before they banned it. I definitely enjoy playing poker 
    I like playing poker online when there is no risk, lol. I don't like using real money. This is off-topic, sorry, but does anyone know of a good poker app that is free with phony money? I used to play with one, but they actually switched to real money after a couple years.
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 2,049
    ^ I think they all have a free option now, but I could be wrong. I haven’t gone on any of the sites since I couldn’t gamble. I’d try poker stars or full tilt poker. One, if not both, should have what you’re oooking for. 
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 31,500
    edited May 15
    cutz said:
    Guess they were tired of all the money being spent on illegal gambling and decided to finally take their piece of the pie. 
    It won't get rid of illegal gambling, far from it.

    Why am I going to go to a legal place out of my way when I can head to my local watering hole and just fill out a ticket?
    I never said it would get rid of illegal gambling, just that the federal and state governments will want their cuts now.
    Exactly the reason that illegal gambling will remain king.

    Don't forget that the leagues are going to want a piece too!
    Agree, but i also think another reason illegal gambling will still be rampant, is that you bet with a Bookey on credit, unlike legal gambling.


    Agreed. I don't think it's going to change the way I bet unless I'm in AC. Why would I want to pay taxes on my winnings if I don't have to?

    But AC trips just got a lot more entertaining. 
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 12,668
    cutz said:
    Guess they were tired of all the money being spent on illegal gambling and decided to finally take their piece of the pie. 
    It won't get rid of illegal gambling, far from it.

    Why am I going to go to a legal place out of my way when I can head to my local watering hole and just fill out a ticket?
    I never said it would get rid of illegal gambling, just that the federal and state governments will want their cuts now.
    Exactly the reason that illegal gambling will remain king.

    Don't forget that the leagues are going to want a piece too!
    Agree, but i also think another reason illegal gambling will still be rampant, is that you bet with a Bookey on credit, unlike legal gambling.


    Agreed. I don't think it's going to change the way I bet unless I'm in AC. Why would I want to pay taxes on my winnings if I don't have to?

    But AC trips just got a lot more entertaining. 

    Yeah, I doubt this is going to change much with how I bet.  I can place bets with my bookie through my phone anytime I want.  Although if sportsbooks start opening up near me, I'm sure I'll go and watch games there and place a bet or two.  Should be interesting to see what happens...
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 28,987
    :lol:


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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 2,049
    ^ Priceless! 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,548
    :lol:


    LOL, perfect.  I was thinking about Rose when I heard about this.  But I've always thought he should be in the BBHOF anyway.
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,161
    Wow people actually have bookies?
    I thought that was just in mob movies lol
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  • SmallestOceansSmallestOceans Posts: 12,194
    But still no online poker grrrrrr
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  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 5,226
    ed243421 said:
    Celtics in 4!!!
    I'll take that bet.  How much?!?
    Odds?
    The whole world will be different soon... - EV
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    AUGUSTA 9-26-96
    MANSFIELD 9-15-98
    BOSTON 9-29-04
    BOSTON 5-25-06
    MANSFIELD 6-30-08
    EV SOLO BOSTON 8-01-08
    BOSTON 5-17-10
    EV SOLO BOSTON 6-16-11
    PJ20 9-3-11
    PJ20 9-4-11
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  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 9,481
    edited May 15
    I like it.  Im a supporter of legal and regulated gambling, prostitution, and also certain drugs.

    I just hope it doesnt alter the live game experience where we have live gambling, teller windows, everyone in attendance focused only on their bets and cheering/rooting accordingly.  All I can picture is live sports becoming similar to attending horse racing.  

    I also hope it doesnt increase the perceived "need" to dissect every millimeter with instant replay.  



    I stopped online gambling.  Too much of a pain funding my account as well as taking funds away.  When GW Bush put his ignorant foot down on online poker, I lost over a hundred bucks (actually got lucky as I made a withdrawal before it happened).... so I never liked to keep funds in my account for long.  Paying international charges on my CC.... bad/clunky interfaces.  Security concerns, etc.

    Legal domestic gambling, I will certainly participate in
    Post edited by MayDay10 on
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