Supreme Court strikes down federal law banning states from allowing sports betting

Written on:May 19, 2018
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After the Supreme Court made it’s ruling against the prohibition of legalized sports betting, Governor Chris Christie took to Twitter in order to show his appreciation and support of the decision. Many New Jersey residents feel strongly that their state already has had regulations in place in regards to sports betting laws, and that the federal government should not be able to interfere. The NFL hopes to persuade congress to set more framework and regulations surrounding the activity instead.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chris Christie took to Twitter in order to show his support on the voting against the continuation of the law.
  • The NFL has made it very apparent that they want to place regulations through Congress in order to limit betting procedures.
  • The lower courts actually agreed with the sporting organizations before it went to the Supreme Court.

“PASPA prohibited states from sponsoring, operating, advertising, promoting, licensing or authorizing sports gambling. The legal challenge came after former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a law in 2012 that would allow sports betting at casinos and racetracks in the state.”

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