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NJ officials met with US Solicitor General on sports betting

Steve Shoup

 

NJ officials met with US Solicitor General on sports betting, and local fans of gambling should really care about the results of the case. Of course, unlike court cases in fiction, real court cases have a strong tendency to drag on for a long period of time. This New Jersey sports betting case has literally been going on for eight years. It will continue for at least another year.

 

The gambling laws of New Jersey are actually some of the most liberal in the United States, but that isn’t saying much. In the Western world, the United States has some of the most restrictive gambling laws. The United States has had an unsteady relationship with gambling for a long time. Some people say that the restrictive gambling laws of the United States are a holdover from the Puritan history of the country. Other people just think that it’s a simple matter of inertia. The American legislative process is often very slow compared to that of many other countries and it takes laws a long time to change.

 

When online gambling becomes legal in more U.S. states, websites like the InstaCasino website will probably see their businesses achieve entirely new heights automatically. The United States is one of the most populous countries in the world, and it is home to a lot of enthusiastic gamblers despite its Puritan history. However, it might take some time for a legal change on that level to occur, even though the necessary cultural changes might happen sooner.

 

In the November of 2013, in-state online gambling was legalized in New Jersey. This makes New Jersey one of three U.S. states to have legal online gambling, along with Delaware and Nevada. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any obstacles to gambling in New Jersey. For one thing, the culture of New Jersey is not as favorable to gambling as the culture of Nevada. There are some grandfathered laws on gambling in New Jersey at present, and this court case is about addressing them.

 

The federal monopoly related to legal New Jersey sports betting does not have to last forever. New Jersey currently cannot issue sports betting licenses in a way that would make sports betting more profitable and more available within the state. Many people within New Jersey are hoping that the gambling proponents win this case and that gambling becomes even less restricted in New Jersey, especially since this decision could affect other states as well. Sen. Ray Lesniak is one of the biggest supporters of gambling in power today, and he might be able to help make this happen.

 

Some people think that it’s possible that this case will go to the U.S. Supreme Court before long. From there, it should be possible to make changes on a truly grand level. However, it’s possible that people won’t even hear about whether or not the Supreme Court will take the case until the autumn, demonstrating the speed at which a lot of these court cases move.

 

 



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