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The brave new world of legalized sports betting

2018 is a banner year for sports betting in the US

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 decision is historic, as the court ruled that each state must choose whether or not to allow sports betting. New Jersey has opened its doors to punters, and NJ Games decided to create an infographic summarizing the changes this decision will cause. However, before you find out how sports betting has become a reality in New Jersey by reading the infographic below, let's discuss what they will bring to New Jersey's economy.

Let's take a look at the benefits of legalizing sports betting for everyone.

More jobs are created

Thousands of jobs could be created under the Supreme Court's decision. Casino and betting operators in New Jersey will need people taking bets, cashiers and a host of other employees. Janitors to clean up after players, beverage vendors, food vendors, accountants. The list goes on and on, and the employment opportunities are varied.

More revenue for the government

When sports betting was illegal, filing an income tax return was not a smart move. You have to wonder how much tax money went down the drain as a result of sports betting not being legalized before. Well, legalization means another source of revenue for the government and more money that can be used to help all citizens.

Interested in what else might change because of the decision? Have some states already acted accordingly? Has anyone vowed not to? Read the infographic and you will find out.
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