Online betting in the United States: banned since 1992 and opened in 2019

Online sports betting began in 2019 with the soft launch of the SugarHouse Sportsbook PA app. Today, every U.S. state can make the decision to open sports betting on its own soil. Given the financial windfall, many of them should say goodbye to the ban. Now, the great legal battle between Murphy’s case and the NCAA (a long judicial history that began in 1992) is now over. In the end, New Jersey won. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, the name of the law effective since 1992 and not authorizing sports betting for states, was declared unconstitutional. That’s why today, many online betting and casino gambling sites are opening their doors and hosting millions of American players.

From now on, the regulation of online betting will be managed by each of the U.S. states. The states concerned (all except Delaware, Montana, Nevada and Oregon, which corresponds to 46 in total) are still revising their constitutions with the aim of legalizing sports betting on their soils. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement announced at the time that the regulation would be approved within 90 days of the verdict (which corresponded to August 12, 2018).

As a result, multiple online betting portals have emerged. This has taken time and still takes time for many sites, such as BetDSI, because it takes before you apply for licenses in order to be able to practice on American soil. It should be noted that New Jersey was one of the first U.S. states to host players on online betting portals (same for casinos). In fact, the latter has always been a forerunner in this environment and it was he who triggered the lifting of the ban. In 2013, New Jersey was the first state to legalize online casinos on its soil.