But while the single-game issue may be back on the table, don't expect quick changes to follow on the Canadian scene. Those in the industry are hopeful. "I think there needs to be some additional discussion..."
A study released by the American Gaming Association a year ago estimated that legalized sports betting could generate between $21.9 to $26.6 billion in total economic impact.
Experts, however, cautioned that illegal gambling was unlikely to disappear just because sports fans could make legal wagers and that professional sports leagues would likely take a cautious approach. "I look forward to responsibly bringing sports betting to New Jersey and the economic benefits that will inevitably accompany it". "It will really require some research in terms of the law and how it may be applied".
What happens beyond that is uncertain.
There are obstacles like the state's compact with the Seminole tribe, and the fact that Florida's legislature isn't even scheduled to meet again until March of 2019. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has said for several years betting should be legalized and regulated, but it's new territory for the National Football League, which has been adamant that sports betting threatens the integrity of its games. According to ESPN, pro sports leagues will likely want a percentage of what is bet on games, that money provided by the sports book vendors.
Degliomini has previously said the Doubletop Bar & Grill at Resorts World Catskills casino would go from sports bar to sportsbook if the federal prohibition was lifted.
Now, purely a guess - it's likely New Hampshire isn't going to get involved, at least not right now; the state continuously shoots down legislation for casinos, etc. "You saw that with the lottery".
NCAA's chief legal officer Donald Remy said in a statement that while the organization is still reviewing how court's decision affects college sports, it will "will adjust sports wagering and championship policies to align with the direction from the court". The NFL was built on gambling.
Guys like him say there's nothing wrong with hitting the race track to have a little fun.
Hickenlooper did add "my guess it's just a matter of time".
But the gambling landscape varies from state to state.
Hawaii is now one of only two states - Utah is the other - without any form of legalized gambling.
"Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has referenced the role of Congress to regulate sports gambling and I hope Congress acts quickly". However, there was no indication Monday that Senator Hatch's proposal would encompass any other iGaming verticals besides sports betting. Meanwhile, several operators are competing for a fourth casino license on the South Shore.
"This is going to allow people who want to gamble on sports to do it legally", Ross said.
"An essential question is, 'Do you believe what you're watching?' That's where the existential danger to sports lies", Hill said.
"[Even] if it weren't, shouldn't it be?" It also has a "significant" online presence, he said. Striking down a federal law from 1992 that banned sports betting in most states. "For us now to be able to capture dollars that are significant and meaningful to our state, as well as other states, that's what I think we ought to do". Now local casinos in Tunica, Mississippi are looking to cash in. They said in court briefs that if the high court sided with the sporting leagues, "Congress could compel the entire machinery of state government - legislatures, executives and courts - to maintain and enforce repealed state laws at the behest of the federal government".
Officials from Blackhawk also tell FOX31 they would welcome the news.
"I believe there's nearly no interest in the Legislature to impose such a fee", said Armstead, who voted against 415. "The risk of sports betting being a corrupting influence makes me suspect of pursuing something like that".
"It's not an expansion of gaming". We have a competitive advantage with a long history of casino gaming including a regulatory infrastructure that has been operating for decades.