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A UNLV Law School journal article on the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) - the 1992 federal law which limited/granfathered in legal sports bettings to those 4 states:

THE PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR
SPORTS PROTECTION ACT (PASPA):
A BAD BET FOR THE STATES

http://scholars.law.unlv.edu/cgi/vie...26&context=glj

Forbes piece on the suit in New Jersey:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/darrenhe...st-new-jersey/

Quote:
Constitutionality Of Sports Betting Prohibition At Issue In NCAA And Professional Leagues' Lawsuit Against New Jersey

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This is not the first time that the NCAA, MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL have teamed up against the governor of a state who wished to implement a sports betting scheme. In 2009, those parties filed suit against the Governor of Delaware based, in part, on a claim that their planned sports betting scheme violated PASPA. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell justified the litigation by claiming that the NFL must provide honest athletic contests and have the American public perceive all games as honest. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit found that PASPA clearly limited what types of sports bets Delaware was permitted to offer, but it did not make a ruling on the constitutionality of PASPA, which will certainly be tested in the new case against New Jersey.

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