Since the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the practice has moved out from the shadows and into the limelight faster than most would have predicted, The Los Angeles Times says.

Legal sports betting is now available in more than two-dozen states and the District of Columbia, though some allow only in-person wagers rather than online play. Over half the adult population in the U.S. is in a state where some form of sports betting is legal. By 2023, that could grow to more than 80% of adults in the U.S., according to executives.