Gaming lawyer expects New Jersey sports betting ruling by Labor Day

Sports bettors in the Garden State may only have to hold their breath until Labor Day when it comes to a ruling from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on New Jersey’s push to legalize sports gambling in the state.

According to Alan B. Koslow, a shareholder and chair of the Becker & Poliakoff firm’s gaming law practice, “Given the fact that this was an ‘expedited’ appeal, I would expect the Court to render an opinion on a fairly expedited basis as well, with a decision likely issued sometime before Labor Day. Regardless of how the panel rules, the losing side will likely file a petition seeking a ‘rehearing’ from the entire Third Circuit (a mechanism allowed under the federal rules of appellate procedure).

“From there, the next step would be for the losing side to file a petition for writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court, seeking further appellate review from our nation’s highest court. The prospect of Supreme Court review will be heightened significantly if New Jersey prevails before the Third Circuit and PASPA is found to be unconstitutional.”

John Brennan of NorthJersey.com covered the finer details of Koslow’s blog post, pointing out New Jersey’s arguments of “anti-commandeering” and “equal sovereignty” when it comes to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, which allows sports betting in just four states and only single-game wagering in Nevada.

Brennan also points out that the implications from the leagues’ and Department of Justice’s case against New Jersey could mean erasing those four exempt states, bringing an end to sports betting in Nevada.

“This would seem like a real long shot (no pun intended), given the fact that neither the State of Nevada nor any of the sports gaming interests in that State were parties to this action,” writes Koslow.

For now, sports bettors following the case should circle Monday, September 2 on their calendar as a tentative deadline for a ruling.

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Posted by Banionisd
11 months ago

Holder is a self serving racist who has his own agenda.
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Posted by budwiser
11 months ago

Anybody support DOJ and Eric Holder? The guy who goes after conservatives in the IRS, buys guns for Mexican gangs, and contemplates a civil suit for George Zimmerman? Give me a break. Do something worthwhile with the people's $ which pays ur salaries.
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Posted by budwiser
11 months ago

One more thing to say about Vegas is, most everybody expects to lose, knows most people are losing, and they still do it, and still enjoy the shows and events. Vegas is the adult Disneyland-a way to get away from it all. Certainly the popularity of boxing and MMA owes a lot to Vegas. Like I said, if sports betting is so bad, why are people taking vacations in Las Vegas, enjoying the Super Bowl with many others. And.....the amount of $ the gov't gets would certainly help erase deficits. But to me, the leagues want a piece of the pie-the $$. That's the only reason they care-don't be fooled. But, how rich are these guys?!?!! Anybody feel sorry for the owners of the NFL and Roger Goodell? Anybody feel terrible for Jerry Bus and David Stern? Come on, let's get real. Nobody should have to respect or feel sorry for rich guys who sit on their *ss and complain about this suit. It's pitiful that the leauges and DOJ are so tyrranical in their approach. They claim to be for the people, but when it comes to anybody else making $ off of them, suddenly they throw a fit.
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Posted by budwiser
11 months ago

Thanks much for the article. Expedited means by Sept 2/Labor Day? lol Not a court expert when it comes to the term "expedited", but that doesn't seem "expedited" in my world. Nevertheless, I hope Jersey does whatever it takes. Interesting that they may outlaw sports betting altogether. I mean, that horrible Las Vegas is really ruining peoples lives (absolute sarcasm/don't mean a word of it). I think it was Adelson that said wagering in person is the most respectable way to do it. I agree with him. And I think it decreases addiction. With internet and illegal wagering, there's no need to get up get dressed and make a wager. No matter WHAT they do, people are going to find a way to gamble on sports. Just like they found a way to drink during Prohibition.
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Posted by budwiser
11 months ago

"Anybody support DOJ and Eric Holder? The guy who goes after conservatives in the IRS, buys guns for Mexican gangs, and contemplates a civil suit for George Zimmerman? Give me a break. Do something worthwhile with the people's $ which pays ur salar..."