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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sports Betting Lawsuit - NJ's Response

Not that I am one for sports betting (other than harness racing), but being part of horse racing's success in New Jersey will be tied to the potential of sports wagering, it would be a dereliction of duty to ignore the subject.

As you may be aware, MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, and NCAA is suing the State of New Jersey over their sports wagering bill.  John Brennan of The Record is doing an excellent job covering the lawsuit and in his blog today, he goes over the State of New Jersey's response to the Plaintiffs' case.

If the leagues want to argue the Federal law against sports gaming outside of the four states who have it takes precedence over the state law fine.  Let the State argue that statute is unconstitutional and let the chips fall where they may.  Don't argue that gambling hurts the sport.  After all, when you provide injury reports to the press, promote NCAA March Madness brackets, as well as fantasy leagues, you lose that argument..

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