Gambling on the Super Bowl reminds me of boozing on New Year’s Eve. Even those who don’t partake the other 364 days tend to grant themselves an evening pass from purity.
“I’m the one that made the mistake. But if I’m ever given that second chance, I will appreciate that and I won’t need a third chance.”
Wouldn’t it be something if pro sports were kept accountable by widespread legalized gambling?
In this dangerous world, sports fans are responsible for their own sobriety, no matter how many temptations are put in front of them. And there are more temptations every single day.
I may be a rudimentary legal scholar, but I can think of several violations of constitutional principles this creates off the top of my head.
The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, rebuffing an attempt to bring betting on professional and college sporting events to Atlantic City casinos and the state’s racetracks.
On Sunday, the 5-0 Broncos will take on the 0-5 Jaguars. It shouldn’t be a pretty football game, as the Broncos are dominating opponents and the Jags are consistently getting dominated. But for the sports bettors out there, it should be fascinating.
A federal appeals court dealt another blow to New Jersey’s efforts to legalize sports gambling Tuesday, upholding a ruling that the state’s betting law conflicts with federal law and shouldn’t be implemented.
Christie said Thursday after visiting a group home for people with disabilities that he’ll take the fight to the Supreme Court if he has to.
The judge’s ruling released late Thursday night has dealt a setback to New Jersey’s efforts to save its struggling casino industry by tapping into a multibillion-dollar market.
The previous Nevada record was set in 2006, when gamblers wagered $94.5 million. Casinos said they lost big on proposition bets, including a long-shot on whether there would be a safety.
New Jersey’s battle with the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA will continue after a judge on Friday rejected arguments that the leagues couldn’t prove they would be harmed.
New Jersey voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to elect all 120 members of the state Legislature and decide if they want to allow sports betting in the state.