William Hill US has publicly welcomed last week’s overturning of PASPA by the Supreme Court of the US, hinting that the landmark legal ruling will be a positive development for sports bettors across the whole of America.
The view was expressed by CEO Joe Asher this week in a syndicated statement to press where he commented: “We are excited, not just for ourselves, but for sports fans across the country. We’ve been working towards this day for a long time and take great satisfaction in the Supreme Court’s decision.”
According to Asher, a legalised sports betting sector in the US will benefit everyone involved in the industry, from the bettors through to the government. “Just as we have with our 100+ locations in Nevada, we look forward to working to make legal and regulated sports betting a big winner for consumers, state governments and all interested parties across the country,” he said.
He also issued a warning shot to the offshore betting operators who have, thus far, successfully traded on the wrong side of the law. “If we do this the right way, the only losers will be the illegal bookies that have been operating a massive black market,” he warned. “We’re going to get ready to open for business at Monmouth Park as soon as responsibly possible.”
William Hill was the first British bookmaker to be licensed in Nevada and entered the US market in 2012. William Hill US currently operates 100-plus sports betting locations as well as the Mobile Sports app in Nevada. In addition, the company serves as the exclusive risk manager for the State of Delaware’s Sports Lottery.