The Supreme Court decision to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) has prompted a positive response from a number of State Governors, who are already looking into when their states can launch sports betting.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, who became the lead plaintiff in New Jersey's appeal against PASPA when he replaced Chris Christie in January, paid tribute to the lawmakers who had fought for sports betting in the state.

"I am thrilled to see the Supreme Court finally side with New Jersey and strike down the arbitrary ban on sports betting imposed by Congress decades ago," Murphy said.

"New Jersey has long been the lead advocate in fighting this inherently unequal law, and today's ruling will finally allow for authorized facilities in New Jersey to take the same bets that are legal in other states in our country."

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