Think Tank Releasing Report on New Jersey Challenge to Sports Betting Act

Las Vegas Review-Journal covers Michelle Minton’s “Let States Regulate Sports Gambling within their Borders.”

When the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on the appealed sports wagering court case that pits New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie against the NCAA, it might also hear from consumer advocates that will argue that it’s the states — not the federal government — that should determine whether their citizens should be allowed to make sports bets.

The Washington-based Competitive Enterprise Institute on Tuesday is unveiling a report, authored by Michelle Minton, that describes the significance of New Jersey’s case challenging a federal sports gambling ban known as PASPA — the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act.

Minton’s report outlines the impact on consumer freedom and fraud protection, state revenue and the rights of states and their citizens to decide the question of gambling legalization for themselves.

The case is expected to be argued Dec. 4, with a decision coming by summer.

Read the full article at Las Vegas Review-Journal.