Sports Leagues Enter New Territory After Supreme Court's Gambling Ruling

Tony Owusu
TheStreet.com

Adam Silver, the National Basketball Association's commissioner, has been laying the groundwork for his league to embrace legalized sports betting for years. The National Football League, however, has been opposed to sports betting for a while, saying that its introduction could possibly harm the integrity of the game. The feelings expressed by America's two most popular sports represent the mixed reactions from sports leagues to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is unconstitutional because Congress can't enact a law that prohibits states from deciding whether or not they want to legalize sports gambling.

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