New Jersey close to sports betting resolution

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The Solicitor General has called the parties involved in the New Jersey sports betting case to a new meeting next week.

US.- The office of the United States Solicitor General asked the parties that are involved in the sports betting case from New Jersey to a meeting that is set to take place in Washington DC on Monday.

Back in January, the Supreme Court asked the country’s Acting Solicitor General to submit a brief on the sports betting legislation case from New Jersey, which is seeking the authorisation to operate the activity in Atlantic City casinos and local racetracks. New Jersey wants to repeal a federal injunction established in the industry through the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), which settles that states can’t sponsor sports betting.

Chris Christie, New Jersey’s governor, believes that if it gets declared null, New Jersey wouldn’t be sanctioning sports betting. The state official, along with the local Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association asked the Supreme Court to contemplate a sports betting lawsuit against the big professional sports leagues and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) earlier this year.

As reported by North Jersey, State Senator Ray Lesniak said that he’s confident that the Court will come to the decision of whether to consider the case or not by the end of June.

PASPA, a sports protection act that was passed in 1992, prevents states from offering gambling lines on sports. Nevada, Oregon, Delaware, and Montana were granted special exemptions, as all four of those states were offering some variation of sports lotteries back in 1992. The American Gaming Association said in January that they are encouraged that the U.S. Supreme Court has expressed interest in the problems posed by PASPA, the failed law that fuels a US$150 billion illegal sports betting market.