2018 Is A Landmark Year For Sports Betting In The USA
2018 will go down in history as a very interesting year for the sports betting industry in the United States. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was unconstitutional.
This ruling is a historic one, as the court ruled that each state should choose for itself whether to allow sports betting. New Jersey opened their doors for punters and NJ Games decided to create an infographic summarizing the changes this decision will cause. However, before you check out how NJ sports betting came to life by reading the infographic provided below, let’s discuss what will it bring to the NJ economy.
Let’s look at the benefits of legalizing sports betting for everyone.
More Jobs Are Created
Thousands of jobs may be created due to the Supreme Court’s ruling. NJ casinos and sportsbook operators will need people to take bets, cashiers, and a bunch of other staff. Cleaners to clean up after punters, beverage sellers, food vendors, accountants. The list goes on and on, and the job opportunities are manifold.
More Revenue For The Government
When sports betting was illegal, filing a tax return declaring that income was not a clever move. You have to wonder how much tax money went down the drain as a result of not legalizing sports betting sooner. Well, legalization means another source of revenue for the government and more money that can be used for helping all citizens.
Interested in what else might change because of the ruling? Have some states already acted accordingly? Have any vowed not to? Read the infographic, and you will find out.