Sports Betting in the United States: Supreme Court begins hearing Christie v. NCAAJohn Wolohan
On Monday, December 4, 2017 the United States Supreme Court began hearing legal arguments in Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) concerning New Jersey’s attempt to change its laws to permit gambling on professional and college sport events in Atlantic City casinos and at the state’s horse racing tracks.
In opposing New Jersey’s new law, the NCAA, MLB, NBA, NFL, and the NHL argued the law not only violates the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA)2 but also threaten the integrity of their sports.3
Accordingly, this article examines:
The case’s background and main arguments;
Its potential impact on sports betting in the United States.
...to continue reading register here for free
LawInSport is an independent publisher used by sports lawyers, sports business executives and administrators, athletes and support personnel, academics and students to stay informed of the latest legal issues and developments from the world of sport. It is our mission to improve the accountability, transparency and standard of the administration and governance of sport and the understanding of the law.
Thank you for considering becoming a member of LawInSport, supporting independent media and the promotion well researched, reference and accessible legal information that contributes to greater transparency and accountability in the sport and legal sectors.
This work was written for and first published on LawInSport.com (unless otherwise stated) and the copyright is owned by LawInSport Ltd. Permission to make digital or hard copies of this work (or part, or abstracts, of it) for personal use provided copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage, and provided that all copies bear this notice and full citation on the first page (which should include the URL, company name (LawInSport), article title, author name, date of the publication and date of use) of any copies made. Copyright for components of this work owned by parties other than LawInSport must be honoured.
- Tags: Betting | Gambling | Major League Baseball (MLB) | National Basketball League (NBL) | National Collegiate Association (NCAA) | National Football League (NFL) | National Hockey League (NHL) | Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) | United States of America (USA)
- US sports betting: why statutory interpretation may be key to New Jersey’s efforts to legalize gambling
- The integrity framework that can save the ‘Game Act’ & U.S. sports betting legalization - Episode 47
- U.S. sports betting: is the Professional & Amateur Sports Protection Act still fit for purpose?
About the Author
John is an Attorney and Professor of Sports Law in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. In addition to being one of the lead editors of the book "Law for Recreation and Sport Managers" by Cotten and Wolohan, John also writes the "Sports Law Report" a blog and monthly article that appears in Athletic Business. John's areas of interest include intellectual property, doping in sport, and antitrust issues.