On June 27 New Jersey found out its sports gambling case will be heard by the Supreme Court, which should provide the final word on a significant legal challenge to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992.
New Jersey's efforts to legalize sports gambling suffered a setback Aug. 9 when the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals determined that allowing such wagering in the state would violate the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act.
- By Frank Angst
Pari-mutuel wagering, one of the few forms of Internet gambling allowed in the U.S., may face a little less illegal competition after a crackdown on an allegedly illegal $1 billion sports bookmaking enterprise.
Legislation continues to be considered at the federal level that would allow sports gambling and federal legislators also are expected to revisit Internet poker in 2013.
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