Sports World Watches To See If NJ’s Betting Wager Pays Off

Law360, New York (February 13, 2016, 12:18 AM EST) -- The sports world will have its eyes on the Third Circuit this Wednesday as an en banc panel is set to hear arguments over New Jersey’s second attempt to open up sports betting in the state in a case that could provide some clarity in whether and how states can legalize sports betting without running afoul of federal law.

New Jersey has tried twice now to legalize sports betting or wagering within its borders and been challenged by the NCAA and the major North American professional sports leagues — MLB, the NHL, the NBA and the NFL. Both times the state's attempts...

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