‘Integrity Fees’? Christie Advocates Against Federal Control Of Sports Betting

by | 01.06.2019 | 4:47pm
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (L) talks with Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora in the paddock at Monmouth Park prior to the Haskell

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is urging state lawmakers to avoid ceding control of sports wagering to the federal government, and also to avoid granting the sports leagues a “slice of the action,” according to nj.com. The latter issue has to do with so-called “integrity fees,” which would give a part of the gambling revenue back to the sports leagues.

The leagues are in favor of the integrity fees, of course, and are also in favor of federal regulation because it would produce a uniformity of rules.

“We do not need a federal solution to this problem,” Christie said. “States have been regulating gambling for decades without incident.”

Read more at nj.com.

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