Commentary: One year later, little progress on sports betting in the state of Washington is disappointing
One year ago this week, a U.S. Supreme Court decision essentially gave individual states the power to legalize sports gambling within their borders. And this past week, Iowa became the 11th state to legalize it, with as many as five more states in line to legalize sports betting by the end of this year, according to business reporter Darren Rovell. And according to the American Gaming Association, states have generated more than $55 million in new state and local tax revenue in the past year alone.