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Supreme Court lifts ban on sports betting (LESSGOOOOOO)


Today is a monumental day for people who like to bet on sports.

The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday morning that the federal ban on sports betting is unconstitutional. In a 7-2 vote decision, Supreme Court justices threw out the 25-year-old law that prohibited gambling anywhere outside of Nevada.

Each individual state can now do as it pleases when it comes to sports betting, and many are already prepared to jump on board and capitalize on the opportunity. New Jersey, which won the battle to change the law, is expected to have its sports books up and running within the next couple of weeks.

Your move, Kentucky.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

24 responses to “Supreme Court lifts ban on sports betting (LESSGOOOOOO)”

  1. Mathlete

    We would be colossally stupid to turn down basically free tax revenue, which means we’ll be turning down basically free tax revenue.

    1. katfan33

      You’re right! Thanks to that tool Bevin.

  2. timbo

    I’d say family is a lot more important than tax revenues created by activities that destroy a disproportionate amount of them…but that argument won’t win over people who want to do what they want to do anymore than they”tax revenue” argument from proponents wins over opposition. How’s that lottery improved our schools, though?

    1. Mathlete

      I got a sizable chunk of free college tuition from the lottery, and our public schools (until the most recent budget gutted them) improved to top 25 in the country in recent rankings.

      Are you also in favor of banning alcohol, divorce, working overtime, using smartphones at the dinner table, video games, or any of the other 10,000 things people do that hurt or destroy their family lives? Or is taking personal responsibility for your actions still a thing?

    2. sprtphan

      That was 2 schools that ranked in top 25. Not the whole system.

    3. Mathlete

      https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rankings/education

      #34 overall, #24 in Pre-K through 12th

    4. CatK

      Timbo.. Then we need to encourage people to make the right choice. People with a problem are already finding a way to feed their issue. They can drive to Casino’s, place bet’s on horse racing from thier phones, or lose there life savings at poker… It is a choice the person has to make if they want to gamble or not. It is their choice to gamble that wrecks the family, not the fact that gambling exists. This goes for many of the issues that are argued and discussed. We often talk about the vehicles that are there, but never talk about how to change peoples choices to use the vehicles…

      Just like it is a choice if a person has faith in God and Believes in the saving grace of Christ or not. I believe that if a person has faith then their life will change to that of the desires of God… but it is the person’s choice to change…

    5. Catsby80

      why the hell is it the government’s responsibility to keep families together via banning sports wagering? personal accountability, brother.

      also, how hypocritical is it that we are allowed to gamble on horses, but not the nba finals? give me a break.

  3. CatManDo

    Well there goes the mortgage…

  4. Kelkat

    If done right…this could really help the state of Kentucky. For those against it…need to realize people are going to go outside of state to do it if we don’t capitalize on it. Most likely, Kentucky won’t jump on it and be put behind the pack of other states that will immediately jump on it. Really regret voting for Matt Bevin at the moment.

  5. BluemanGreen

    Cue the evangelicals & Bevin striking this down because it is “immoral” so we can remain behind the times like we do in ever other facet of life in this state.

    1. JTHinton

      Cue the muppets who will gamble away their paycheck

    2. katfan33

      So, it’s not for you to decide how people spend their money. Get off your high horse.

    3. macattack

      @JTHinton shouldnt someone be allowed to gamble away their paychecks? Isn’t this America? Just like people waste away their paychecks now on alcohol or guns or any number of material things they dont need? You dont get to be the police deciding what is right and wrong.

    4. JTHinton

      @macattack I don’t care what people waste their money on but it’s gonna influence every television broadcast that is played nowadays. When we’re killing Louisville next year and Brad hits a three to stretch the lead past the spread, the announcers are gonna bring it up, and it’s gonna get old real quick. Also, me pointing out that people will gamble away their money isn’t me telling people how to spend it.

    5. macattack

      @JTHinton so then what you are saying is that the Commonwealth of Kentucky should ignore this because you’ll be annoyed by TV broadcasters? Just trying to understand where you are coming from

  6. RackEmWillie

    “I’ll be annoyed by the commentary on tv” might be my favorite argument for anything, ever.

    1. runningunnin.454

      I’m already annoyed by the commentary on tv.

    2. ClutchCargo

      If Dickie V is outlawed, only outlaws will have Dickie V!!!

  7. michaelb

    Here’s what game coverage will be like now : announcer : oh my Lebron just nailed a three to bust the spread wide open at the buzzer …. ( on a side note he also won the game ) lol

    1. bigbluebanana

      Right? Lol

  8. michaelb

    It will become a new stat in hoops . Hide & watch if you don’t think so . “Spread busting game winning shots” wish we could get Rex Chapman back ha

  9. ClutchCargo

    You guys aren’t able to tune out the announcers? By December I barely realize they are talking.

    1. JTHinton

      I wish I had that ability