The law of unintended consequences could apply to the New Jersey sports betting case.
Many are focused on the prospect of the US Supreme Court ruling in favor of the state in its quest to offer legal sports betting within its borders. That could open the possibility of states around the country changing their laws to offer sports betting, if the court rules that PASPA is unconstitutional. PASPA is the law that bans almost all forms of sports wagering, outside of Nevada.
But there’s a flipside to that possibility: Namely, SCOTUS could rule that PASPA is unconstitutional and shut down Nevada sports betting.
What could happen in the NJ sports betting case? First, let’s set the stage. There are several possible outcomes of the SCOTUS, but three appear to be the most likely…
AGA Says Congress Must Act on Sports Betting Ban Congressional action appears necessary if sports betting is to be legalized in Atlantic City casinos and elsewhere across the U.S. That’s the conclusion of American Gaming Association President Geoff Freeman following this week’s rejection of New Jersey’s effort to get a court-ordered […]
Kahnawake Plan to Operator Online Sports Betting Site The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) is today calling on the Senate of Canada to bring Bill C290 to an immediate vote. Their inaction on the bill continues to foster an illegal, unregulated and dangerous environment for Canadian sports bettors.
On June 2 the Mohawk Council of […]
Details on New Jersey filing sports betting appeal to Supreme Court North Jersey - I’ll be updating this post frequently all afternoon with details on the filings (including a 3 pm update on two NJ Congressmen on the filing)….
Governor Christie and the state Attorney General’s office have filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court asking the court to […]