I. Nelson Rose quoted extensively by Bloomberg BNA on New Jersey gambling law

Bloomberg BNA, December 2, 2014 (Subscription required)


PASPA expressly prevents a state from regulating sports betting, unless it was legal in 1992,” according to gaming law scholar Professor I. Nelson Rose of the Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, Calif.

“The only way a state that was not grandfathered-in can have sports betting is to repeal all of its sports antigambling prohibitions, which no sane politician would do,” Rose told Bloomberg BNA Nov. 27.

Impact on Other States. “The impact on the rest of the nation will be what the [sports leagues] want[]: Legislators will be scared of legalizing sports betting, since it now appears that constitutional issues are involved,” Rose said.

“We will probably not get another test case for years,” he said.

“A bill to legalize sports betting passed the California Senate but died in the Assembly after the [Christie I, see text box] decision came down,” he said.

“It is too bad. I think the Ninth Circuit and other federal courts would have ruled the other way,” Rose said.

Reproduced with permission from The United States Law Week, 83 USLW 810 (Dec. 2, 2014). Copyright 2014 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033)

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