No Supreme Court Decision on Federal Sports Betting Ban, Online Odds Disappear

Written on:March 28, 2018
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Industry insiders and government officials are still waiting for the Supreme Court’s Decision on New Jersey’s appeal that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PAPSA), passed in 1991, violates the U.S. Constitution. The appeal, initially filed under former Governor Chris Christie, makes the argument that PASPA violates the Tenth Amendment’s definition of anti-commandeering. The Court heard New Jersey’s arguments in December of 2017 and should issue their verdict by May of this year. Many online gamers were hoping that the judgment would be released sooner.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gaming industry-insiders and government officials are anxiously awaiting The Supreme Court’s decision on the state of New Jersey’s appeal of the 1992 PASPA Act.
  • The PASPA appeal, which started under former Governor Chris Christie, is based on the notion that PASPA violates the U.S. Constitution.
  • While those involved in online betting had hoped the Court would have issued their decision by now, it is expected to be handed down by May of this year.

“Online bettors at the BetDSI sportsbook thought the judgment would come sooner rather than later.”

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