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Pennsylvania looks to set ground rules for legalized sports betting
Bob Cohn Mon., May 14, 2018 1:00 p.m.| Monday, May 14, 2018 1:00 p.m.
Super Bowl proposition bets are displayed on a board at a Las Vegas sports book. Nevada imposes a 6.75 percent state tax on gaming revenues, compared with Pennsylvania’s proposed 36 percent.
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Super Bowl betting lines between the Steelers and Packers are displayed at the race and sports book at the Palms on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in Las Vegas.
The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports.
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The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
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Buildings stand near the shore in this aerial photograph taken over Atlantic City, N.J., in August 2014. By law, all of New Jersey's eight operating casinos are in Atlantic City.
Burned-out lights can be seen as a woman passes Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino on The Boardwalk on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. Legalizing sports gambling could be a lifeline to New Jersey's floundering casino industry, state Sen. Ray Lesniak said.
While many still visit sports books to place bets, there are approximately 200 online sports books outside the United States where people can place bets — an illegal procedure that has yet to garner legal action against bettors.