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15th May 2018  
The Story

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 as unconstitutional, paving the way for legalized sports betting in the country.


The decision was welcomed by politicians and betting operators.

In a 7-2 vote, the U.S. high court said that PASPA violated the 10th Amendment of the Constitution, adding that it “unequivocally dictates what a state legislature may or may not do.” The Court also said that “Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own.”

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and former Gov. Chris Christie were elated with the decision, saying that the state had “long been the lead advocate in fighting this inherently unequal law.” Meanwhile, William Hill US CEO Joe Asher and Monmouth Park CEO Dennis Drazin expressed “great satisfaction” at the Court’s ruling, adding that they are ready to offer sports betting at the end of the month.

The ball is now with the federal government to pass a uniform legal sports betting environment in the country.

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Block Hedge Events in Bangkok and Bahrain

Following its successful “The Crypto Con” event in Mumbai last March, Block Hedge is inviting all stakeholders interested in blockchain innovation and ICOs to Thailand and Bahrain! The company has already commenced registration for its events in Bangkok on August 31 and in Manama on September 27.

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