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IN THEIR COURT: The 9 Best Quotes About the SCOTUS Decision on Sports Betting

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Since 1992, PASPA has prevented regulated sports betting in the majority of the United States. On Tuesday, June 27th, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear New Jersey's appeal in the state's long-running quest to offer legalized sports betting.

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IN THEIR COURT: The 9 Best Quotes About the SCOTUS Decision on Sports Betting

  1. 1. 9 Best Quotes From Stakeholders and Players Regarding the Supreme Court Decision to hear NJ’s Appeal on Sports Betting June 28, 2017 In Their Court Sports Betting in the USA www.chalklinesports.com
  2. 2. www.chalklinesports.com IN THEIR COURT: 9 Best Sports Betting Quotes from the SCOTUS Decision What All The Buzz Is About Source: https://www.supremecourt.gov Source: https://www.wsj.com H/T to all the great folks that have been discussing this topic from the beginning: Victor Roche, Ewa Bakun, Daniel Wallach, David Purdum, Bill Pascrell III, AGA
  3. 3. www.chalklinesports.com IN THEIR COURT: 9 Best Sports Betting Quotes from the SCOTUS Decision In a 2012 deposition, Selig described sports gambling as "evil" and "the deadliest of all things that can happen.” 2012 Deposition, as reported by ESPN.com Five Years Ago… Bud Selig Former MLB Commissioner 1
  4. 4. www.chalklinesports.com IN THEIR COURT: 9 Best Sports Betting Quotes from the SCOTUS Decision “The laws on sports betting should be changed. I believe that sports betting should be brought out of the underground and into the sunlight where it can be appropriately monitored and regulated.” November 2014, New York Times Editorial An Early Wind of Change Adam Silver NBA Commissioner 2
  5. 5. www.chalklinesports.com IN THEIR COURT: 9 Best Sports Betting Quotes from the SCOTUS Decision “Does a federal statute that prohibits modification or repeal of state-law prohibitions on private conduct impermissibly commandeer the regulatory power of States?” From the "PETITION FOR A WRIT OF CERTIORARI" filed by Ted Olson with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Governor Christie, regarding PASPA. October 2016, NorthJersey.com The Appeal is Fundamentally About States Rights Chris Christie Governor of New Jersey 3
  6. 6. www.chalklinesports.com IN THEIR COURT: 9 Best Sports Betting Quotes from the SCOTUS Decision “[New Jersey’s effort to get around the federal ban on sports betting by repealing state laws prohibiting such wagering and allowing it to proceed without regulation] is no different than a positive enactment authorizing such gambling.” May 2017, NJ.com The Trump Administration Weighs in Negatively In May 2017 Jeffrey B. Wall Acting Solicitor General of the United States 4
  7. 7. www.chalklinesports.com IN THEIR COURT: 9 Best Sports Betting Quotes from the SCOTUS Decision “This is huge. This is so big for New Jersey. I’ve been fighting this battle for seven years I got knocked down five times. I’ve gotten up and kept fighting. Never gave up, and now we’re on the brink of victory. I’m very confident that, in the fall, we will win. We’ll be betting in Atlantic City, at the Meadowlands and at Monmouth on the Super Bowl. I’m going to place on the Giants.” June 27, 2017, Politico.com After the Decision, A Longtime Sports Betting Advocate Speaks Up 5 Ray Lesniak New Jersey State Senator & Gubernatorial Candidate
  8. 8. www.chalklinesports.com IN THEIR COURT: 9 Best Sports Betting Quotes from the SCOTUS Decision “I am not a Supreme Court scholar... but I don't believe the Supreme Court would have taken this case unless they were likely to overturn PASPA and give individual states the right to make determinations about whether or not sports gambling is legal.” June 27, 2017, @ClayTravis Periscope Broadcast One Lawyer’s Opinion from the Land of SEC Football 6 Clay Travis Lawyer, Author, TV + Radio + Social Broadcaster
  9. 9. www.chalklinesports.com IN THEIR COURT: 9 Best Sports Betting Quotes from the SCOTUS Decision “[Nationwide legal sports betting] is something people have been looking at a long time. But it’s not like it’s guaranteed free money. You still have to have somebody running it who knows what they’re doing.” June 27, 2017, www.reviewjournal.com A Las Vegas Operator Sees Barriers to Entry for Others Johnny Avello Wynn Sports Book Director 7
  10. 10. www.chalklinesports.com IN THEIR COURT: 9 Best Sports Betting Quotes from the SCOTUS Decision "We believe it's right that all parties, including the American sports leagues, now come together and establish a new framework of regulation. William Hill is now Nevada’s leading sports betting company and we stand ready to take advantage of an opening up of the sports betting market in other states.” June 27, 2017, RacingPost.com A European Perspective on an American Opportunity Philip Bowcock William Hill CEO 8
  11. 11. www.chalklinesports.com IN THEIR COURT: 9 Best Sports Betting Quotes from the SCOTUS Decision “No comment.” June 27, 2017, NBCSports.com The NFL Response Roger Goodell NFL Commissioner 9
  12. 12. Connect with us in 2017 www.chalklinesports.com hello@chalklinesports.com @ChalkLineSports

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