After a multi-year battle, sports gambling is now (potentially) legal nationwide. Each state is now permitted to allow betting on sports, the Supreme Court announced Monday morning, provided the state's lawmakers are in favor of the action.

The justices voted 7-2 to overturn the 25-year-old law. New Jersey governor Chris Christie had long pushed for gambling to be legalized in his state.

General reactions seemed to fall along the lines of "this is historic" and "it's about time," but others noted this action puts the NCAA in a weird conundrum, as individuals could now freely bet on collegiate sporting events and the athletes remain uncompensated.

The NCAA released a vague statement about making adjustments in the wake of this decision.

DraftKings, one of the entities that have long hoped to capitalize on the legalization of sports gambling, was quick to the trigger.

The NCAA and four major pro leagues had successfully blocked Christie and New Jersey in the lower courts. Christie, who left office in January, has pushed for this legislation since 2012.