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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, odds are displayed on a screen at a sports book owned and operated by CG Technology in Las Vegas. More than a third of U.S. states are considering legalizing sports gambling if the Supreme Court overturns a federal law that has banned sports books in all but Nevada and three other states since 1992. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, odds are displayed on a screen at a sports book owned and operated by CG Technology in Las Vegas. More than a third of U.S. states are considering legalizing sports gambling if the Supreme Court overturns a federal law that has banned sports books in all but Nevada and three other states since 1992. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) AP Photo

It is a historic day for sports gamblers across the country as the United States Supreme Court agreed to allow New Jersey's bid for sports betting at its casinos and racetracks.

The ruling could allow as many as 25 other states to seek the same ruling.

Back in 2012, the NCAA and four major professional sports leagues sued New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie after he signed legislation allowing sports betting in New Jersey. That law went against the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which makes it unlawful for a state to "sponsor, operate, advertise, promote, license, or authorize by "law" sports wagering.

"A great day for the rights of states and their people to make their own decisions," Christie said in a tweet. "New Jersey citizens wanted sport gambling and the federal Gov't had no right to tell them no. The Supreme Court agrees with us today. I am proud to have fought for the rights of the people of NJ."

Several states, including Nevada, had forms of sports betting when PASPA was implemented, which allowed those states to continue sports betting.

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