New Jersey’s legal battle to add sports betting rumbles on
Published 03 May 2013 By: John Wolohan
It is well documented that New Jersey is ooking to expand into sports betting, which projects that sport betting would raise an additional $30.6 million in tax revenue annually for the state. This article examines the professional sport leagues attempt to use the Federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) to block New Jersey’s effort and the two sides’ ongoing legal challenge.
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John Wolohan is an Attorney and Professor of Sports Law in the Syracuse University Sport Management program and an Adjunct Professor in the Syracuse University College of Law. In addition to being one of the lead editors of the book "Law for Recreation and Sport Managers" by Cotten and Wolohan, John has been teaching and working in the fields of doping, antitrust, gaming law, and sports media rights for over 25 years.