Did New Jersey Fumble Sports Betting In September? By David G. Schwartz, Forbes October 22, 2018 at 2:37 pm After years of lobbying and legal maneuvering, the Supreme Court in May rescinded the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, which had kept most forms of sports betting confined to Nevada. States from Mississippi to New Jersey have since legalized sports betting. New Jersey is under particular scrutiny because it has a large casino industry and is the state that launched the legal challenge which overturned PASPA. And while casinos in Atlantic City have, over the past forty years, had their high points, the state has dropped the ball on more than one occasion. Preliminary results, though, show that New Jersey’s foray into sports betting has been a success, and a look at the numbers provides some clues into how the new offering will evolve.