legalized sports betting
Two New Jersey congressmen are renewing their efforts to allow sports betting in the state.
State Sen. Ray Lesniak and Monmouth Park Racetrack attorney Dennis Drazin said they won’t ask U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp to remove himself from the case after brother Marcel Shipp’s hiring.
New Jersey could drop its ban on betting on sports entirely, but it cannot legally set conditions as it ends the prohibition, a lawyer for the NCAA and four major sports leagues told a federal judge Thursday.
While Silver tries to distinguish New Jersey’s attempt by calling for a new federal law, rather than the state law changes, the reality is that his comments only help the Garden State in its efforts to allow you to bet $20 to win on an NFL team every weekend.
While much can and will be written on New Jersey’s recent attempt to allow sports betting at Monmouth Park, there are two fascinating things to look at in the specifics of the present case and the history of the federal law at issue.
Governor Chris Christie is challenging the powers that be in the NFL and the other pro leagues. He wants New Jersey residents and those visiting to be able to bet on professional sports.