The Supreme Court is about to hear the case Christie v. NCAA that could change the course of sports betting in the United States. The current law of the land regarding sports betting is PASPA (the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act) which makes it illegal to bet on sports in any state other than Nevada. The fact that Nevada is allowed to take sports bets (and generate tax income from the activity) is at the core of the argument that the Chris Christie side is arguing. He wants New Jersey to have the same opportunity as Nevada. This sets the stage for a classic state’s rights case that is on the docket to be heard in early December.
- Individual states (not the federal government) should determine for themselves if their citizens have the right to wager on sports
- The case is being argued in December with a decision expected by Summer
- Nevada is currently the only state that can take single-event bets on sports
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