SCOTUS to Hear New Jersey Sportsbetting Appeal in December

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The Supreme Court is set to hear New Jersey's appeal to legalize sportsbetting within their borders this year, as the court scheduled the arguments to be heard on December 4th.

The United States' highest court will hear New Jersey's attempt to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which prohibits sportsbetting in all but a handful of states. New Jersey voters legalized sportsbetting within their state borders, but after the law was set to be initiated the state was sued by the federal government as well as professional sports leagues. Those parties contend that the bill is illegal, and thus far federal courts have confirmed that the state law is in violation of PASPA.

The Garden State will contend that PASPA is unconstitutional, as it usurps state rights and provides unequal rights to different states. If PASPA is struck down, New Jersey will likely begin offering sportsbetting within their state in 2018.

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11 October 2017 - 8:33pm

It could be a major break trough for the States if the sportsbetting being legalized even though just in the NJ borders, but many of the others could wish that as well...I guess.