Jersey's sports betting battle won't halt Super Bowl XLVIII plans
New Jersey’s mission to go forward with sports betting hasn’t scared off the NFL or its plans for Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium.
According to Yahoo!Sports Dan Wetzel
, the NFL’s biggest stage is still set for East Rutherford, New Jersey in February 2014 despite the league’s strong anti-gambling stance. The NFL has been a vocal supporter of the 1992 federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act and has even forbid its teams from accepting sponsorship deals from casinos with sportsbooks.
"Legalized sports gambling beyond where it already existed is prohibited," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told Yahoo! Sports
. "We are continuing our Super Bowl planning and do not anticipate this having any impact."
Both the New York Giants and New York Jets call the Garden State home, where New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie intends on having sports betting legal in race tracks and casinos in time for the NFL season this September.
The NFL appears to be putting its faith in the federal law and not in Christie’s challenge of the PASPA.
"We are opposed to sports wagering that uses our games as bait,” Aiello said.Find out more on New Jersey's battle for legal sports betting.