Betting on sports is an activity that has unarguably increased in popularity over the last several decades. Seeking to address instances of illegal sports wagering within its borders and to improve its economy, the State of New Jersey has sought to license gambling on certain professional and amateur sporting events. A conglomerate of sports leagues, displeased at the prospect of State-licensed gambling on their athletic contests, has sued to halt these efforts. They contend, alongside the United States as intervening plaintiff, that New Jersey’s proposed law violates a federal law that prohibits most states from licensing sports gambling, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), 28 U.S.C. § 3701 et seq.
The undertaking of a comprehensive statewide equine survey requires the assistance and cooperation of many organizations, institutions and individuals. This project would not have been possible without the dedicated support from many people. A special note of appreciation is in order for the following groups and individuals who provided significant contributions to the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey.
No harness racing at Woodbine? Elimination of Home Market Areas? A centralized government body that will collect revenue from Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) assets and determine how much flows back to Canada’s largest horse racing company?
Let’s just say WEG’s president and CEO isn’t onside with any of those ideas floated in the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel’s draft report (see highlights p. 16) to create a sustainable industry in Ontario in the wake of the 2012 decision to cancel the wildly-successful Slots at Racetracks Program.
State of New York
Supreme Court, Appellate Division
Third Judicial Department
Decided and Entered: June 6, 2013 514622
In the Matter of MARK FORD
v MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
NEW YORK STATE RACING AND
Calendar Date: April 15, 2013
Before: Rose, J.P., Spain, McCarthy and Egan Jr., JJ.
Eric T. Schneiderman, Attorney General, Albany (Kathleen M.
Arnold of counsel), for appellant.
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Pennsylvania State Representative Tina Davis introduced a bill to legislative committee on Monday that would legalize online gambling within the commonwealth.
Spearheaded by Davis, House Bill 1235 is co-sponsored by eleven other Pennsylvania legislators including Thomas Caltagirone, Rosita Youngblood, Dom Costa, William Kortz, Vanessa Lowery Brown, RoseMarie Swanger, Mark Cohen, Ed Neilson, George Dunbar, John Galloway and John Sabatina.
If approved by the House Gaming Oversight Committee, it will then be heard and voted on by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
HB 1235 favors existing land-based casinos offering those with existing slot-machine licenses to apply for Internet gaming licenses. The bill will be not limited to online poker; the bill defines “Internet Game” as “table game, slot machine, or any other game approved by the regulation of Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to be suitable for the use of Internet gaming activities.” The bill does, however, restrict lottery games, bingo, keno and “small games of chance.”
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