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David Haugh: Supreme Court's sports gambling decision opens doors both prosperous and perilous

Sports in America changed forever Monday the moment the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, paving the way for legalized gambling in New Jersey and other states that choose to follow the same lucrative path.

The odds were in gambling's favor. This always seemed inevitable, a nod to common sense and the recognition of reality.

Everybody already does it anyway, with estimates of illegal betting in America approaching $150 billion. This court decision just

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