Our journalistic colleagues at SportsHandle.com bring you another round-up of stateside news garnered during a week that saw more sports betting ‘firsts’.
New Jersey Assembly And Senate Pass Sports Betting Bill Unanimously
New Jersey has become first state to pass sports betting legislation in the post-PASPA era today and is poised to become the second state to allow full-fledged sports wagering since the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act on May 14. The New Jersey Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved A4111, the bill that would all for sports wagering on professional and college sporting events at New Jersey’s Atlantic City casinos and racetracks across the state.
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So What the Heck Is Integrity Monitoring, Anyways?
Preserving the “integrity of the game” has been the NFL’s and fellow leagues’ rallying cry that pushed Congress to enact the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 1992, which banned full-fledged sports betting outside Nevada. That law is now gone, ruled unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court on May 14. Without a doubt, integrity or clean games remains of paramount importance for all sides in the sports and sports wagering ecosystems, and of course for the fans.
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Governor Bets on Phillies to Kick Off Legal Delaware Sports Betting
Governor John Carney officially placed the first single-game sports wager outside of Nevada at Delaware’s Dover Downs on Tuesday, just after 1:30 p.m., making the state the first since the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, allowing states to offer full-fledged sports betting.
The governor, who had his choice of placing a bet on professional baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer, golf, or auto racing, laid down $10 on the Philadelphia Phillies at the Chicago Cubs tonight.
‘Roxy’ Roxborough’s Keys to Successful Nationwide Sports Betting
Imagine thinking about a business model, in this case the possibility of nationwide sports betting, for almost 40 years, and then finally it happens! That’s what has just occurred for Michael “Roxy” Roxborough, universally regarded as a pivotal and instrumental figure in the development of sports betting.
Roxborough sat down recently with Sports Handle to offer some advice for individual states and those companies soon to establishlegal sports wagering in non-Nevada states. Based on Roxborough’s reputation as the founder and operator of Las Vegas Sports Consultants, the U.S.’s leading oddsmaking concern from 1982-99, sports wagering stakeholders would be well advised to pay attention to what “Roxy” has to say.
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