Gamblers were able to bet — legally — outside of Nevada for the 1st time this Super Bowl

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Gamblers wanting to place their bets on the Super Bowl this year didn't have to head to Nevada.

Last May, the Supreme Court struck down the 1992 federal law prohibiting sports betting in states other than Nevada, and seven states quickly lifted the ban: Delaware, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and West Virginia. It's been a success so far in New Jersey, where by the end of December, $1.25 billion in sports bets had been handled.

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