Supreme Court taking up New Jersey sports betting case

05 Diciembre, 2017, 01:39 | Author: Thomas Hicks
  • Supreme Court taking up New Jersey sports betting case

The billions spent on legal sports betting monopoly in Las Vegas is in jeopardy after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey challenged a federal law that requires states wagering on sporting events, though Nevada was grandfathered in when the law was passed in 1992, NBC News reported.

The case pits New Jersey and other states against all four major USA professional sports leagues, the NCAA and the federal government.

New Jersey tried to pass a new law in 2014 that simply repealed key provisions of its prohibitions on sports wagering to the extent they applied at racetracks and casinos.

More than a dozen states are supporting New Jersey, which is arguing that Congress exceeded its authority when it passed a 1992 law that keeps states from authorizing sports betting.

In this November 30, 2017, photo, betting slips are seen on a table at the Monmouth Park racetrack in West Long Branch, N.J. With banks of TVs tuned to all-sports stations and a spacious bar, the lounge a the racetrack is a sports gamblers' paradise-in-waiting.

New Jersey argues that under the 10th Amendment, the federal government can not require the state to maintain its own prohibitions on sports wagering.

Experts believe sports betting is a $150 billion per year illegal industry.

More news: Otamendi colaboró con un gol en la victoria del City
More news: Tell Me You Love Me
More news: United States military indefinitely delays ban on cluster bombs

"PASPA is a direct command to the states without any effort to regulate sports wagering", Olson told the justices. At the time, New Jersey could have allowed sports wagering if it had acted within a year of the law's effective date, but New Jersey chose not to.

New Jersey wants to overturn PASPA, which makes it unlawful for governmental entities to sponsor, operate, advertise, promote, licence or authorise betting, gambling or wagering schemes that are based on games played by amateur or professional athletes. In passing the law, Congress gave New Jersey a yearlong window to authorize sports betting at its casinos, but the state didn't act.

Deputy Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall, also defending the law, said that Olson's assertion that federal law can preempt state law only when the federal government promulgates a comprehensive regulatory scheme is "a made-up principle". It lost again in court.

Not a word was spoken-or a question asked-during the arguments about the potential consequences of striking down the law, namely the expansion of sports gambling across the nation. But the justices could also uphold it, leaving in place the status quo, or rule narrowly that what New Jersey did didn't violate the law.

Robert A. Mikos, a professor of law at Vanderbilt University Law School, has signed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of New Jersey and says the case could have far-reaching implications if the justices agree with Christie.

"We're like boy scouts, we're prepared, we're prepared in New Jersey and we're ready to go", he added. A ruling is expected in June.

Recomendado:



Popular

Trump meets with Mormon leaders in Utah
Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat he has nicknamed "Pocahontas" for her claim to have Native American heritage. The Trump administration can resize an existing national monument thanks to a provision in The Antiquities Act of 1906.

La polémica propuesta del candidato que lidera las encuestas: amnistía para narcos
Una de ellas, es Margarita Zavala , aspirante a candidata independiente, quien a través de Twitter dijo que la propuesta del tabasqueño es de impunidad.

13 & under: Facebook launches Messenger for Kids
Facebook has launched a stand-alone mobile app that allows minors to communicate with their parents and parent-approved friends. Balkam, a member of Facebook's advisory committee, said Facebook has been grappling with its under-aged users for a long time.

Astronauts throw pizza party on space station
The Italian is now aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and found himself, very relatably, missing the comforting taste of pizza.

Abás, en campaña contra el reconocimiento de Jerusalén como capital israelí
Trump podría anunciar la decisión la próxima semana, dijeron a CBS funcionarios estadounidenses bajo condición de anonimato. Pero la comunidad internacional dice que el estatus de la ciudad debe quedar determinado a través de pláticas de paz.

Leishman, Bland take lead at Australian PGA as Scott bows out
Bland threatened when he made a birdie on 16 to get to 17-under but the lefthander's tee shot on 17 went wide left. Cameron Smith, early leader Jordan Zunic and Rhein Gibson were tied for fourth at nine-under.

Jaitley: India has standardised itself for growth rate of 7-8%
The growth in the agriculture slowed to 1.7% compared to 2.3% in the last quarter and 4.1% in the same quarter previous year . Government spending slowed in the quarter, growing 4.1 per cent, as against 17.1 per cent in the June quarter.

Arab media: 12 Iranians killed in 'Israeli strike' in Syria
Saturday's report also says that Syrian air defenses shot down two of the Israeli missiles. Tehran has helped prop up the Syrian regime with militias and officers.

El proyecto de reforma fiscal en EEUU se estanca en el Senado
Además tiene el objetivo de eliminar las penalizaciones para aquellos estadounidenses que no contraten un seguro médico. La rebaja impositiva promovida por Trump es la mayor desde la de 1986 del expresidente Ronald Reagan.

Calla Trump ante encausamiento contra su exasesor de Seguridad Nacional
El impacto de la confesión de Flynn alcanzó a la bolsa de valores de Wall Street, cuyos principales índices cayeron más de 1%. Otros allegados a Trump durante la campaña electoral también ya fueron inculpados por el escándalo .