Despite Setback, Odds Still Favor National Sports Betting

Law360, New York (August 25, 2015, 9:57 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit shut down New Jersey’s attempt to allow unregulated sports betting in a much-anticipated decision Tuesday, but experts say that while the move slows its momentum, legalized sports betting is still on the horizon.

The 2-1 decision by the Third Circuit found that a 2014 New Jersey law partially repealing its sports betting prohibition amounted to an “authorization” of sports betting in violation of the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992.

Experts say the opposite decision would have not only immediately opened up sports betting across the Third Circuit — including in Pennsylvania and Delaware —...

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