New Jersey Sports Betting: State To Argue That Ban Is Unconstitutional

In briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week, the state of New Jersey presented the argument that the ban on sports betting is not legal “because it exceeds the authority of Congress”, according to a report in the Courier-Post Online.

New Jersey has been trying to have sports betting legalized for several years; the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case this fall. Several of the professional and collegiate sports teams – NFL, NCAA, NBA, Major League Baseball and the NHL – have been fighting legalizing sports betting saying that allowing such would “threaten the perceived integrity of the games.”

“Congress can’t prohibit states from decriminalizing activity within their borders, which is the whole crux of this case,” said Daniel Wallach, an attorney and an expert in sports betting. “More likely than not, New Jersey winds up with some sort of sports betting when this case is done, whether it’s New Jersey alone, or all the states.”

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