Tag: Supreme Court

“D” Day Coming for U.S. Sports Betting

The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the New Jersey sports betting case on December 4th. At issue is the state’s attempt to repeal its own laws in order to legalize sports betting within its borders. So far, the NCAA and the major North American pro sports leagues have turned back those efforts…

Why the U.S. Sports Betting Ban Must be Lifted

The ban on sports betting in America is not simply a matter of personal belief, it’s a matter of law!

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear the argument to allow sports betting, and they should allow states to decide this issue for themselves.

Hear why we believe this will actually happen!

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New Jersey Sports Betting Case: Game On!

In a move that few people expected, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided that they will hear New Jersey’s challenge to the federal ban on sports betting.

While we wait to see how that battle plays out, we’re also looking at online gambling news coming out of the state.

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Supreme Court in Limbo Over New Jersey Sports Betting

Monday was expected to be the day the U.S. Supreme Court would announce whether it will hear New Jersey’s years-long effort to legalize sports betting at casinos and racetracks. But a decision never came, either for or against the state. Now, experts say, the nation’s highest court could make an announcement Tuesday — though even…

Major Setback for New Jersey Sports Betting Challenge

Advocates of expanded sports betting suffered a setback yesterday when the acting Solicitor General recommended that the Supreme Court decline to hear New Jersey’s appeal in its challenge to the federal government. The recommendation substantially diminishes the odds that the high court will agree to hear the case, but the decision will only further ramp…

US Supreme Court Delays Decision on New Jersey Sports Betting

The US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has delayed a decision as to whether it will hear an appeal from New Jersey in its attempt to legalise sports betting in the state. According to various reports in the US media, SCOTUS has requested a brief from the Solicitor General on the ongoing case, before considering taking the…

Supreme Court Says Michigan Can’t Block Indian Casino

Associated Press – A divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Michigan can’t block the opening of an off-reservation American Indian casino because the state’s legal challenge is barred by tribal sovereign immunity. In a 5-4 decision, the high court said the state could not shutter the Bay Mills Indian Community’s casino about 90 miles south…

U.S. Supreme Court should listen to New Jersey on sports bets

NJ.com – So many people I know are excited about “March Madness” and this weekend’s NCAA “Final Four” in college basketball. The tournament lends itself to wagering that results in big bucks for a place like Las Vegas. I read somewhere that their hotel occupancy rates are above 90 percent when this tournament is taking…

New Jersey sports betting case backed up for another month

North Jersey – As Fort Lauderdale sports law attorney Daniel L. Wallach has spotted, the U.S. Supreme Court last week filed an order extending the time to file responses in the potential landmark sports betting case from March 17 until April 21. Wallach notes that the extension could mean no resolution before the end of…

Supreme Court declines to hear appeal on underground poker

Las Vegas Review Journal – The Supreme Court will not disturb the criminal conviction of a New York man whose underground poker game ran afoul of a federal anti-gambling law. The justices on Monday rejected an appeal from Lawrence DiCristina, who said his twice-a-week games of Texas Hold ‘em should not be covered by the…

Kentucky Supreme Court says instant racing can be regulated

Kentucky.com – In a unanimous opinion, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has the legal authority to regulate wagers on previously run horse races presented on electronic gambling machines — but that the legality of the wagers themselves has yet to be established. The court said the case must…

Supreme Court could decide legality of poker games

Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Fifty-five million Americans play poker, but now the Supreme Court could weigh in on whether your basement poker game is a federal crime. Under Georgia law, betting on hands of poker, even around your kitchen table with friends, is illegal. Robert Costner regularly hosts poker parties for as many as 100 people…

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 overturn a 22-year-old federal law that…