. Note the last quote from state Sen. Jennifer Beck. We don't know if it was transcribed incorrectly or taken out of context but we're not sure what she is getting at by saying the NFL "gives the point spread of the games."
“I think the attorneys in the [state] Attorney General’s Office have studied this issue and they feel the federal law is probably unconstitutional,” she said. “You can’t prohibit or limit certain industry to certain states. I think there is a sense that the federal law won’t survive and that is why the governor has been so strongly advocating for (sports betting).”
“This is in some ways after the fact because the bill was signed into law, the referendum was passed by New Jersey voters and now the governor spent a little bit of time focusing on the issue,” she said. “New Jersey is going to move forward and wait for the federal government in essence to come and tell us we can’t. When they say we can’t, I am sure there will be a lawsuit that ensues.”
“I think we were all a little incredulous of their testimony, considering you have fantasy football leagues and fantasy baseball leagues and it gives the point spread in the paper and on the national news,” she said. “I don’t think the NFL had a lot of credibility on the issue because they are already an organization allowing for sports betting by giving the point spread of the games. Fantasy football, in a lot of cases, is betting, and they are promoting and supporting that.”