U.S. Supreme Court Could Decide On NJ Sports Betting Case By June
New Jersey’s legal battle to get sports betting legal in the Garden State has been ongoing since 2012. The latest is that a decision could be coming through as early as June as to whether the U.S. Supreme Court will consider the issue or not. A report in the NorthJersey.com says the U.S. Solicitor General’s office has summoned the battling parties to a meeting in Washington on Monday the 10th April.
Longtime proponent for legalizing sports betting in New Jersey, State Senator Ray Lesniak said he believed that the timing of the call means that the U.S Supreme Court will decide whether to hear the case or not by the end of June.
All eyes are on the Garden State as if they prove successful many other states are set to emulate them. There are already at least six states that have introduced some sort of legislative effort which would see them legalize sports betting within state borders.
The unregulated sports betting market in the U.S. is estimated to be worth billions and which at the moment does not generate any revenues for state coffers. The logic behind a federal stance on sports betting is seen as essential if there is to be a properly regulated sports betting industry that would both protect the integrity of the game as well as put safeguards in place for players.