3rd Circ. Signals Revival Of NJ Sports Betting Case

Law360, New York (September 15, 2015, 9:27 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Tuesday directed the NCAA and sports leagues that challenged New Jersey’s attempt to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks to respond to the state’s petition to rehear a decision against it, in a move that may indicate it is planning to grant the petition.

In a 2-1 panel decision last month, the Third Circuit ruled that New Jersey’s lifting of sports betting prohibitions amounted to an “authorization” of sports betting that is banned by the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992.

But New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie and two state officials...

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