Volume: 17 Issue: 6
On 14 May 2018 the Supreme Court of the United States issued its much anticipated opinion in the case of Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association. This case has been characterised as opening the door to legalised sports wagering in the US. It has created a rush on the part of state legislators, sports leagues, and the gaming industry to delve deeper into the realm of sports betting, and for each party to get its preferred options in the state-by-state race to implement sports betting. Christopher L. Soriano, Partner at Duane Morris LLP, in this article explores the decision itself, its history and underpinnings, what states are doing, what the sports leagues are doing, and the online gaming aspects of sports betting in the US.