Sports Betting Timeline: From Las Vegas to the Supreme Court

From a Washington Post story by Matt Bonesteel headlined “Sports betting timeline: From Las Vegas to the Supreme Court”:

There are few immutable principles of sports betting, but one thing is certain: If a game is being played, people are going to gamble on it. This fact has been borne out over the history of professional sports in this country. Betting — legal or otherwise — has been a constant sideshow, one that exploded into the forefront this century with the 2018 legalization of sports gambling.

Here’s a look back at the industry’s colorful history in the United States over the past 101 years.