Us Doj Wades Into New Jersey Sports Betting Saga (update)

Even partial repeal not legal says Department of Justice

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) is backing major sports leagues and the NCAA in its attempt to block sports betting in New Jersey effectively backtracking on its previous stance (see previous InfoPowa reports).

In a brief filed late Tuesday, the DoJ said any repeal on the state law prohibition for casino and racetrack sports betting would still be illegal and against the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) as these entities are subject to State licencing.

"…as long as the only entities that may engage in sports wagering must be licensed by New Jersey, New Jersey is in effect licensing sports wagering, which is squarely within PASPA's licensing prohibition," the brief outlines.

Online Casino News Courtesy of Infopowa

More news


About the Author... Total Posts Written: 9,462


The man with the plan here at Casinomeister. Bryan Bailey has been running Casinomeister since its launch in June of 1998. He has watched the industry grow from its primeval stage to what it is now. The Meister has attended nearly 100 conferences in the past 20 years and has either been a speaker or a panel moderator for at least 60 events. He has always been an advocate of fairness and reason and is known to like German beer, a good Scotch, and astrophography.

See More Posts