Federal law prohibits betting on sports in all of the United States, with a few narrow exceptions. Be that as it may, several state governments now want to license brick-and-mortar venues to offer wagering on sports. Sooner or later, the controversy will have to be tried in federal court.
Last week I wrote an article for Global Betting & Gaming Consultants exploring the potential path to legalized sports betting in the United States. The article explains that ultimately federal courts must decide whether the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is consistent with the U.S. Constitution.
A federal court action would focus on two distinct issues: 1) whether the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution reserves for each of the 50 states the right to provide their own laws for sports betting, and 2) whether the Interstate Commerce Clause gives power to the federal government to make laws for sports betting.
These issues will in any event take years to settle.
Please visit the website of Global Betting & Gaming Consultants to read the full article: New Jersey’s Rush for Sports Betting Must Blast Through Federal Courts.