Sports betting case could pay off for internet gambling

November 22, 2017 - 10:25 am

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Internet gambling is legal in only three states, but it soon could get a big boost from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Some gambling industry officials, regulators and analysts think that a favorable ruling by the high court in New Jersey's case next month seeking to legalize sports betting could also lead to an expansion of internet gambling.

David Rebuck, New Jersey's chief gambling regulator, predicts states that adopt sports betting will also quickly adopt internet gambling if the court legalizes sports betting.

Online gambling currently is legal only in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware. It was recently approved in Pennsylvania.

But a big question is whether President Donald Trump, a former casino owner, will seek to outlaw online gambling. He's yet to take a position on it.

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