Legal sports betting headed to the Delaware Valley

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Crystal Kalahiki pays out a bet in the sports book at the South Point hotel-casino, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Las Vegas. The U.S. Supreme Court gave its go-ahead for states to allow gambling on sports across the nation, striking down a federal law that barred betting on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states. (John Locher/AP Photo)

Crystal Kalahiki pays out a bet in the sports book at the South Point hotel-casino, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Las Vegas. The U.S. Supreme Court gave its go-ahead for states to allow gambling on sports across the nation, striking down a federal law that barred betting on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states. (John Locher/AP Photo)

Guests: Matt Arco, Steve Sweeney, Eric Ramsey, Neva Pryor

Sports betting will soon be legal in many states following a Supreme Court ruling that declared the decades-old ban unconstitutional. New Jersey was the state that filed the suit and is expected to be the first state to roll out implementing its legal sports betting infrastructure, with Delaware and Pennsylvania likely following suit. Today, we’re going to talk about the central role that New Jersey played in overturning this rule, the implications of relying on more gambling revenue in each state, how it will affect the region and how it will affect sports. First, guest host Mary Cummings-Jordan speaks with MATT ARCO of NJ Advance Media and New Jersey State Senate President STEVE SWEENEY about the rollout in their state. Then, ERIC RAMSEY of Legal Sports Report joins us to talk about how legal sports betting will be implemented across  the region. We’ll also hear from NEVA PRYOR, executive director for the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey to hear her concerns about expanded gambling.

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