May 10, 2018 at 10:21 am
Like bettors clutching tickets as racehorses thunder into the stretch, the gaming industry is anxiously awaiting a Supreme Court ruling that could allow sports wagering to expand nationwide.
A case pending before the high court challenges the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 federal law that outlaws sports betting nationwide except for Nevada and three other states.
New Jersey, which would like to legalize sports betting, is challenging the law in the case Murphy vs. NCAA. The federal government and the NCAA defend the current law, which its supporters see as promoting integrity in sports.