Sports Betting AGA Chief Anticipating Narrower Ruling, Federal Minimum Standards For Sports Betting
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Sports Betting - AGA Chief Anticipating Narrower Ruling, Federal Minimum Standards For Sports Betting
Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA), would prefer the U.S. Supreme Court simply overturn the federal ban on sports betting, but he could see the nine justices issuing a narrower ruling allowing wagering only in New Jersey and requiring Congress to step in.
*** Freeman on Friday put the odds of a narrower ruling at 60-40, requiring Congress to act if sports betting is going to be regulated by states across the country. The Supreme Court is expected to rule in the case of Christie v NCAA in April or May.
“I would expect to see some type of minimum standards at the federal level that states can comply with,” Freeman told lawmakers attending the winter meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) in Miami. Click here to read more.