Jeff Ifrah Discusses Upcoming SCOTUS Sports Betting Ruling with Law360
March 15, 2018
Law360 (March 15, 2018, 4:51 PM EDT) — An imminent U.S. Supreme Court decision could open the door to sports betting in many states, but companies looking to jump into the space should start preparing and start looking for partnerships with existing casinos now, attorneys say.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in December in a case between New Jersey and the National Collegiate Athletic Association and major professional sports leagues over the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, or PASPA, a federal law that prohibits states from authorizing wagering on sports betting.
Many experts are optimistic that the high court decision, which could come as early as this Monday, will strike down PASPA or at least parts of it in a way that provides a path for states to legalize sports betting…
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