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For NJ Sports Betting, Early Money's On Equal Sovereignty

Law360, New York (June 28, 2017, 10:41 PM EDT) -- A federal law blocking states from legalizing sports betting is in jeopardy from a U.S. Supreme Court challenge by New Jersey, as the law's grandfathering of Nevada's sports betting regime could help the Garden State under a principle that argues the law cannot treat states in such disparate ways.

New Jersey has for years been trying to allow sports betting, only to be blocked by the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, which prohibits states from authorizing sports betting. But the Supreme Court on Tuesday granted a petition to review the law, stemming from a lawsuit brought against the...

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