legalized sports betting

Opinion: Interstate Horseracing Act Could Provide Blueprint For Sports Betting Legislation

The legalization of nationwide sports betting has been gaining some traction, although the major sports leagues, such as the NBA, NFL, etc., continue to fight it in the courts. Should legislation eventually make its way to Congress, there could already be a law on the books that could help with the drafting of new regulations. […]

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments On Legalizing Sports Betting Nationwide

The US. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday morning in a case which could legalize sports betting nationwide. The Los Angeles Times reports that a decision in the case, in which New Jersey and Gov. Chris Christie have been battling the NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL, and Major League Baseball over lifting the federal ban on sports betting, […]

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KY Senator Files Legislation To Allow Sports Betting At Racetracks

Kentucky State Senator Julian Carroll has filed a bill that would allow sports betting at racetracks and off-track betting facilities. According to a report at KyForward, the bill (BR 155) will be considered during the next regular legislative session. However, whether or not the bill is passed in Kentucky the final decision will have to rely on […]

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Opinion: Horse Racing Needs Innovation ‘More Than Ever’ To Survive

Much has been written about what horse racing should do to attract new fans to the sport. It seems that opinions are divided between those that feel the sport is dying to those that do not believe the outlook is that bleak. In a column written for Gaming Today, Robert Mann believes that innovation must be at […]

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New Jersey Sports Betting: State To Argue That Ban Is Unconstitutional

In briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week, the state of New Jersey presented the argument that the ban on sports betting is not legal “because it exceeds the authority of Congress”, according to a report in the Courier-Post Online. New Jersey has been trying to have sports betting legalized for several years; the Supreme […]

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Report: Supreme Court To Hear New Jersey Sports Betting Case

In a decision that came as a bit of a surprise, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it would hear arguments in the state of New Jersey’s fight to legalize sports betting. The court will likely hear the case in the fall. According to NorthJersey.com, the decision overruled the opinion of the U.S. Solicitor General, which said the […]

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Connecticut: Legislature Lays Groundwork That Could Allow Legal Sports Betting

The Connecticut legislature has passed a bill that could legalize sports gambling in the future. According to an article in the Legal Sports Report, the sports betting provisions were included in another bill that increased the number of off-track betting sites in the state. Connecticut legislators are not attempting to join New Jersey in their current fight to […]

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New Jersey Racing Industry Hopes Exchange Wagering Boosts Sagging Numbers

New Jersey horse racing has faced declines in both track attendance and betting numbers since casinos ceased supplementing the purse structure in 2011, reports the Associated Press’ Bruce Shipkowski. Bob Kulina, president of Darby Development which operates Monmouth Park, said that it is difficult to compete when his track has only one source of revenue, […]

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Leagues Call on Federal Court to Stop Sports Betting in New Jersey

The legal battle over sports wagering in New Jersey isn’t over yet–according to a report by NJ.com, the NCAA, NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL filed papers in federal court on Monday to halt sports betting in the state, which was slated to begin this weekend at Monmouth Park. The leagues argue that the law signed […]

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Legalized Sports Betting: Opportunity or Omen for Racing?

Next week, a federal court in New Jersey will hear oral arguments in a case that could have significant short-term and long-range implications for the country’s betting landscape. The case pits New Jersey against the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA over a law that would permit wagering on sports at the state’s […]

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