New Jersey’s fight for sports betting and against the federal law PASPA is on the doorstep of the United States Supreme Court in Christie v NCAA. Since 1992, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act — actually spearheaded by former New Jersey senator and New York Knick Bill Bradley — has effectively banned sports betting outside Nevada.
And now for nearly a decade, New Jersey has aggressively and creatively battled the NCAA and major professional sports leagues in court as the leagues have used PASPA to block New Jersey from legalizing sports betting — to preserve the “integrity of the game.” But that argument has crumbled in light of recent events (such as daily fantasy sports and moves to Las Vegas) and PASPA is now under fire because, well, it might be an unconstitutional, 10th Amendment-based encroachment upon states’ rights; that’s New Jersey’s argument because PASPA, they argue, forces the state (or others) to maintain and enforce laws against sports betting. As opposed to the federal government actually creating laws to regulate or prohibit citizens directly.
This case has far-reaching constitutional consequences, which is why the high court took it up, and of course there’s a potential, massive sports betting industry waiting to be licensed, tax and regulated like marijuana. That’s if the high court strikes down PASPA. The sports leagues have actually warmed up to sports betting, too. SportsHandle has been covering the case closely. With oral arguments in the case on Monday, December 4, we offer a rundown of our coverage for you to get a closer look at any/all sub issue.
United States Supreme Court Sports Betting Case: All of SportsHandle’s Important Information And Coverage on Christie v NCAA
Basics and History
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Sports Betting’s (Possible) Legalization in the U.S.
A History of Sports Betting in the United States: Gambling Laws and Outlaws
Supreme Court Sets Date for Arguments in Momentous Sports Betting Case
Legal Briefs Filed With the Supreme Court And Expert Analysis
New Jersey’s Sports Betting Case in Supreme Court, Explained By Expert (Prof. Marc Edelman)
New Jersey’s Briefs in Supreme Court Sports Betting Case: States’ Rights Trampled, Leagues Are Hypocrites, and Derek Zoolander
Sports Law Professor on Betting: ‘It Makes Football What It Is’
Leagues’ Response Brief in Supreme Court Betting Case: Federal Ban Requires ‘Nothing’ of States
Legal Expert Takes Stock of Supreme Court Sports Betting Case After Leagues File Brief
20 States Join New Jersey to Support Repeal of Sports Betting Ban
Trump-Appointed Attorney Files Supreme Court Brief Supporting Sports Betting Ban
New Jersey Fires Back at Leagues in Supreme Court Betting Case In Reply Brief
Gaming Law Expert Predicts New Jersey Victory in Supreme Court Sports Betting Case
Andrew Brandt on the NFL and Sports Betting: Fantasy Helps ‘Bridge the Gap’
N.J. Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-7) on Sports Betting: Jersey Deserves Equal Playing Field
New Jersey Representative Frank LoBiondo (NJ-2): NFL’s Stance on Sports Betting is ‘Mind Boggling’
New Jersey Senator Ray Lesniak Sees Finish Line, Irony And Shame in Supreme Court Betting Case
New Jersey Congressmen Collecting Signatures for Letter Urging House Judiciary Committee to Review Sports Betting Ban
Supreme Court: Procedure And What to Expect
Before Sports Betting Case, Supreme Court Litigator Glen D. Nager Explains Oral Arguments
Supreme Court Sports Betting Case, Analyzed By Attorney Who’s Defeated MLB
Supreme Court Sports Betting Case: Reversal Rate From Third And Every Circuit
Supreme Court Sports Betting Case Lead Attorneys: Tale of the Tape
Prop Bets for Supreme Court Sports Betting Case Oral Arguments
Odds And Ends And Opinions
Why The NFL Actually Wants to Lose the Supreme Court Betting Case
How Much Will Trump-Appointed Lawyer Impact Supreme Court Sports Betting Case?
Making Sense of the NBA’s Mixed Messages on Sports Betting
Could DraftKings Really Become a Sportsbook As CEO Suggests?
Momentum Continues to Build for Sports Betting Legalization in U.S.
Editor-in-Chief Brett Smiley on Radio Airwaves Discussing Sports Betting Legalization
Sports Betting Conference Takeaways: Cash May Be King But Integrity Is Paramount
Sports Betting USA Takeaways Part II: The Money Question and Engagement
Okay I Read All of That, Now What?
Oral arguments will take place on Monday. We’ll update you from the court on how that unfolds and offer takeaways. The likely dates for the Supreme Court to issue its decision are March 5, April 2, April 30 or May 14. My bet is on April 2. Stay tuned and follow @sports_handle and @brettsmiley for updates.