Category: The history of US sports betting since PASPA

September 2013: Strike Two For NJ

New Jersey appealed to the Third Circuit after its loss in a lower federal court. Oral arguments took place over the summer, and a three-judge panel again found for the leagues, 2-1. The US Supreme Court declined to take up the case. NJ sports betting remained in no man’s land. Read More
Posted on: May 3, 2019 | | Dustin Gouker

February 2013: NJ Loses For The First Time

A judge in the US District Court for NJ granted an injunction to keep NJ from having sports betting. Michael Shipp at the time wrote there was “an undisputed direct link between legalized gambling and harm to the Leagues.” The leagues would spend the next five years arguing that a..Read More Read More
Posted on: May 3, 2019 | | Dustin Gouker
Bill Bradley PASPA

1992: Congress Passes PASPA

Congress enacts the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which bans all single-game wagering in the United States, outside of Nevada. It grandfathers limited forms of wagering in other states. New Jersey had a brief window in which it could have legalized wagering, but it failed to do so. The bill..Read More Read More
Posted on: May 3, 2019 | | Dustin Gouker
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