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Posted by Drew Martin
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With the U.S. Supreme Courts decision to hear New Jerseys appeal to allow sports betting within its borders, the fence-straddling position held by professional sports leagues on the question of sports gambling is reaching a breaking point, a group of sports law experts said during a panel Tuesday morning.

Major pro sports leagues like the National Football League, Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association have served as the primary bulwark behind enforcement of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, the 25 year-old law that largely prohibits sports betting outside of Nevada.

David Purdum, an ESPN journalist who covers sports gambling issues, said that the SCOTUS decision to take on the case was a pretty huge momentum swing for the states push to allow the activity.

A lot of people didnt give New Jersey much of a chance, he continued, adding that it feels like a football game where the favorite was dominating for three quarters and everybody thought the end result was already decided only to have a surprise fourth quarter comeback.

Purdum added that the fact that the case has advanced this far puts the leagues in a real bind. -sports-leagues-in-a-bind-experts-say/

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