Andrew Brandt discussed the long-fought battle that the state of New Jersey faced in implementing sports betting. In 1992, a law was passed that prevented states from enforcing sports betting, which New Jersey repeatedly attempted to challenge. The legal battle lasted for seven years, with the leagues, including the NFL, fighting it out in court and spending millions of dollars in legal fees. Finally, on May 14, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of New Jersey, allowing states to conduct sports betting.

This decision did not directly legalize sports betting but opened the door for states to do so. As of today, 38 states and the District of Columbia have legalized sports betting, changing the landscape of sports betting and making it more accessible to people in most states. Another aspect of the discussion was the allure of Las Vegas. Traditionally known as a city that had everything but sports, Vegas has seen a change with the arrival of sports teams such as NHL franchises and NFL teams. This has changed the dynamics of the city. However, there were concerns about morality when NFL decided to place their franchise in Las Vegas despite its previous stance on sports betting.

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