U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in N.J. sports betting case

U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in N.J. sports betting case

October 10, 2017 3:00 AM
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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the New Jersey sports betting case on Dec. 4, according to The Washington Post.

The case, officially Christie vs. NCAA et al., could be the first step toward recognizing sports wagering as a “state’s rights” issue. New Jersey is attempting to have overturned lower court rulings preventing the state from repealing its own laws in an effort to legalize sports betting.

The high court is being asked to rule on the constitutionality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the federal law that bans single-game sports wagering outside of Nevada.

The court could announce its ruling sometime in the first portion of 2018. If PASPA is ruled unconstitutional, each state would then be allowed to enact its own sports wagering laws, should it so desire.