Michael A. Rolek, an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Group, authored the article "Early Innings: Initial Issues Being Litigated in Legalized Sports Gambling," which was published in the New Jersey Law Journal.
In May 2018, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, the federal ban on state-authorized sports gambling, permitting any state to legalize sports betting at its discretion. More than two years after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision, numerous states have legalized some form of sports gambling. In this time, the public has legally wagered more than $31 billion on sports, generating nearly $300 million in tax revenue. In New Jersey alone, $10 billion has been legally wagered on sports, including $803 million in October 2020, a national record for the amount wagered on sports in a single state in a single month. With this increase in the legalization of sport gambling (and the surge of money being wagered), an increase in sports gambling litigation will ensue. In the past few months alone, courts across the country have entertained various legal issues involving sports gambling. This article highlights a few of those issues and provides insight for what is to come.
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