25.062018Mississippi Legalizes Sports Betting
The United States has always had very strict laws where gambling was concerned, which is strange for a country that is home to the gambling meccas of Atlantic City and Las Vegas.
Since this modern country was founded gambling is something that has been forced out of towns and cities, something that was shunned. But the laws could finally be changing as the state of Mississippi have just passed a law that could trigger that change.
Mississippi Legalizes Sports Betting
The law states that from July 21st, 2018, residents of Mississippi will be allowed to place sports bets in more than 35 locations across the state. They can bet on a host of sporting events, from the NFL to soccer, and they can do so without fear of legal action.
Mississippi is only the fourth state to allow this, with two of the other three states being the home of Las Vegas (Nevada) and the home of Atlantic City (New Jersey).
It has never previously been seen as a big gambling state, but that will all change now.
Other Sports Books in the US
Casino betting has been freely practiced throughout the US for years, from Indian casinos nationwide, to casino cruises in international waters off the coast of Florida, and to commercial casino in cities like Vegas and Reno.
Sports betting, however, has always been viewed with contempt by the government. It is seen as the most morally corrupt act of what they perceive to be a morally corrupt pastime. If you ask the average gambler in Europe—a continent that has embraced gambling—what the most at risk form of gambling was, few would point to sports betting. But the US have seen it differently and that has frustrated sport fans no end.
But with Mississippi forcing this change through and with the state of Delaware also seeing sense in 2018, it seems like the wheels of change are in motion.
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