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"I don't believe that the federal government has the right to decide that only certain states can have sports gambling. On what basis?" Christie said.
IANAL, but my initial question is what standing the sports leagues have to sue here.
I'm not sure why Nevada should be legally entitled to have a quasi-monopoly on sports betting. Especially as more and more different forms of gambling are slowly becoming legal and spreading around the country into more and more places.
The analysis is the other way around. Enumerated powers, &c &c.
How does gambling happen across state lines?
I dont think "gambling" in state A includes the act of a team traveling from state B to State C to play the game, any more than the Intergalactic Federation would have jurisdiction over my betting my next door neighbor on what happens with the Mars Rover. Can a NJ resident legally bet on Portland@Phoenix under the full faith and credit clause?
Because they are Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Delaware.
I always wanted to sue MLB and the MLBPA for allowing casinos to use my work as a player without proper compensation.
A civil action to enjoin a violation of section 3702 may be commenced in an appropriate district court of the United States by the Attorney General of the United States, or by a professional sports organization or amateur sports organization whose competitive game is alleged to be the basis of such violation.
Why don't Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Delaware have massive sportsbooks like Vegas?
Which is rather odd when you consider that in most cases the legal argument usually made is that federal law supersedes state law.
If MLB lets Vegas use team names and post odds for profit, what prevents me from trying to use team names for profit, as MLB is not actively protecting their names despite knowledge of their economic usage by others?
As always I am conflicted on the topic of gambling and regulation of it, and so have very little to add. I feel adrift without a strong opinion. Sigh.
45. Lizard Freak Healer (Swedish Chef) Posted: August 09, 2012 at 11:31 AM (#4204305)
In Sweden the government runs gambling
I was amazed upon moving to England at how many sports betting parlours there are everywhere.
And casinos appear to be just like any other shop in town.
Is there a marked difference in gambling problems between North America and Europe?
The Delaware case was them saying they wanted Vegas-style betting, since they had NFL betting in 1992 already. But the court ruled that they only had those parlay-style bets (the 'tickets' where you'd bet 4 games at 10 to 1 odds, basically), so that's all they can offer at their casinos now. Which they do, but they don't get a ton of business because they can't do straight bets.
they chose not to take away what few states had something
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