Tag Archives: PASPA

New Jersey’s bid to legalise sports betting continues

On Wednesday a court of twelve judges heard the case of whether New Jersey’s plan to introduce sportsbooks to its casinos and racetracks is legal under federal law.  The potential market in the USA is huge, as evidenced by the case of Nevada. Sports betting is legal there and $4.2bn (£2.9bn) was taken in wagering last year. Unsurprisingly many states are …

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Appeals Court to reconsider New Jersey Sports Betting appeal

Following numerous federal court rejections, favouring the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), New Jersey sports betting appeal is set to be reconsidered by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. The decision marks a u-turn on behalf of 3rd circuit judges who voted in favour of re-hearing oral arguments and reviewing court briefings. The decision to …

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Pennsylvania Rep Nick Kotlik introduces sports betting draft bill

Facing increased state deficits, Pennsylvania state representative Nick Kotik yesterday introduced draft legislation to allow sports betting wagering in licensed casino enterprises. The draft legislation proposed by Kotik mirrors similar policies to those proposed by New Jersey lawmakers in 2014, which were rejected by US high courts for breaching Professional & Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) federal laws Representing Pennsylvania …

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Federal Appeal Court says No to New Jersey sports betting

US pro sports betting advocates heard the expected news that a federal appeals panel had upheld the ban of sports betting in New Jersey. The Third Court of Appeals in Philadelphia denied New Jersey’s appeal by a majority decision of 2-1, denying New Jersey the right to bypass the 1992 Professional & Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). The New Jersey …

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Canada sports betting ruling poses further threat to US Pro Leagues

While US sports betting’s 2014 agenda has been dominated primarily by New Jersey states attempt to approve sports wagering within legalised gambling premises (casino and race tracks). US concerns on sports betting, may soon shift cross border to Canada where authorities and media have begun to debate the legalisation of sports betting. Next January the Canadian Senate will review Bill …

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Judge Shipp strikes down New Jersey sports betting

US Federal District Court Judge Michael Shipp ruled on Friday against New Jersey lifting the regulatory provisions of the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), allowing for sports betting in state licensed gambling premises (casinos and racetracks). The decision by Judge Shipp was the expected outcome since the judge had ruled similarly in the past. New Jersey state …

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US Gambling Industry supports Silvers stance on sports betting

US betting and gambling stakeholders have shown their support for NBA Chief Commissioner Adam Silvers pro legalised sports betting views. Silver who became NBA Commissioner in February, is the first head of a major US sports league to call for sports betting to be legalised and regulated.  Silver urged for the US government and  its Federal Courts to change their …

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New Jersey Senate acts to allow sports betting

The New Jersey Senate has approved the bill that will allow Governor Chris Christie administration to allow sports betting in the state of New Jersey. New Jersey senate officials confirmed that sports betting would not be prosecuted, as long as they followed the principals set out by Governor Chris Christie bill whereby sports betting would be allowed in state licenced …

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DoJ supports sports leagues opposition of New Jersey betting

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has publically backed US professional sports leagues and the NCAA attempt to block sports betting in the state of New Jersey. The DoJ stated that the reversal of sports betting laws that would permit New Jersey licensed gambling premises to allow sports betting would be in breach of the federal state laws passed …

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Ray Lesniak – New Jersey sports betting still a reality

New Jersey’s efforts to legalise sports betting are not over according to Senator Raymond ‘Ray’ Lesniak. The Senator who was a key member of the committee which brought forward the sports betting appeal to the Supreme Court, believes that the state of New Jersey could still offer sport betting through legal technicalities concerning gambling within the state. Last Monday, in …

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