The Supreme Court ruled that the federal government can not constitutionally ban gambling on sports, following the Tenth Amendment and returning that power to the states.
Why the hurry? Bloomberg reported states have a lot of revenue to gain if they legalize an industry that was once left to the black market.
"As a result, we now seek partnerships with proven gaming software and other established operators in the anticipation that individual State legislation will receive approval", said Ed Comins, WatchandWager president.
Drazin says that there is apparently a bill in the state Legislature that would regulate sports betting in New Jersey, so he is going to wait on allowing bets. The new CT law allows state officials "to regulate wagering on sporting events to the extent permitted by state and federal law".
Contrast Malloy's approach, though, with the approach of another Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper of Colorado.
"State leaders need to be prepared to tell the truth about the economic predation of casino gambling", he told Baptist Press in written comments.
The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention has also taken issue with the recent ruling.
The high ruling in Murphy v. NCAA reversed a decision from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, concluding that the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act violated the Constitution's anti-commandeering principle. "Regardless of the particulars of any future sports betting law, the integrity of our game remains our highest priority".
It's not like casino gaming is struggling in Oklahoma. Associate Justice Stephen Breyer joined in most of the majority opinion but also signed onto the dissent with Associate Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor. Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed did not believe it was morally wrong to gamble on sporting events.