due its owner’s connection with the NBA. Billionaire Tilman Fertitta also owns the Houston Rockets which on the surface is an obvious conflict of interest. Las Vegas' Golden Nugget
"When you own teams when wagering is taking place, other games could have an impact on how your team performs," Sweeney, D-Gloucester, told NJ Advance Media. "You're not supposed to have both sides."
"My bigger concern is: You'd be able to control both sides of the equation when you're making bets," he said. "Someone said, 'Just don't let them bet on their team.' Well, guess what? The outcome of a game could make a difference on who wins the conference. There are a whole lot of other bets that take place."
"They're controlling both ends of the interest," Sweeney added. "You can divest in one or the other. You can't do both. We tried to compromise as much as we could."