New Jersey is ready for sports betting

According to Gov Phil Murphy, New Jersey’s gaming industry is ready to kick off with sports betting if the Supreme Court strikes PASPA down.

US.- The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has yet to rule on the Christie v. NCAA case which may brand the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 unconstitutional, and New Jersey is eagerly waiting for it. Should the ruling be favourable, every state would be allowed to regulate sports betting, and the Garden State is ready for it.

“We built this US$120 million facility – it opened back in November of 2013 – and horse racing has struggled here in the Garden State,” said Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment COO and GM Jason Settlemoir.

It is still unknown whether SCOTUS will rule against PASPA but Gov Phil Murphy assured that the state is ready to go if it gets the green light. Mr Settlemoir even dared to say that operators “should able to roll by the beginning of the football season” (September).

New Jersey isn’t the only state waiting for the ruling and, should sports betting be legalised, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are set to be among the first to begin operating.

In this article:
sports betting