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Sports betting case heard in Supreme Court

4 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Monday, December 04 2017 Dec 4, 2017 December 04, 2017 11:17 PM December 04, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press/WBRZ

WASHINGTON- The Supreme Court is wrestling with a case that could make sports betting widely available.

The case heard Monday is a result of New Jersey's yearslong effort to bring sports betting to its casinos and racetracks. The case pits New Jersey and other states against all four major U.S. professional sports leagues, the NCAA and the federal government.

New Jersey is challenging a federal law that bars states from authorizing sports gambling. The law has exceptions for Nevada, Montana, Oregon and Delaware, which had approved some form of sports wagering before the law took effect.

Louisiana has filed an amicus brief with New Jersey

The justices could ultimately greenlight the expansion of sports gambling nationwide by striking down the federal law.

A number of justices suggested Monday they were inclined to side with New Jersey.

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