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From the biggest sports organizations and professional and collegiate sports have filed a lawsuit against the state of New Jersey over a plan for sports betting there.
Officials from Major League Baseball the NBA the NHL and an NFL.
And plus the NCAA.
Argue a plan to bring sports betting to Jersey casinos and racetrack for that matters against federal law which it is and threatens the sanctity of the game.
Back in January governor Chris Christie signed a law to allow sports gambling in the state.
Despite the federal ban on sports betting outside of Nevada Delaware Oregon and Montana.
-- now the national senior writer for foxsports.com.
Peter -- here this was weird to me at first.
The lightweight -- -- for state can have a -- New Jersey had an option to get in their back in 1992 when they put this thing into place.
New Jersey the time was an interest it.
Chris Christie the money now.
And -- had to veto this'll bring it you know there's only sports books in Nevada the rest of them have some sort of lottery weirdness but yet you can do.
Relays and some stay in Delaware try to get in bed on the outcome of the game hand -- actual -- him.
For what looks like New Jersey is looking for a new resource of cash and cash flow -- this will certainly bring him in Las Vegas.
There is close to eleven billion dollars a year bet on sports in Las Vegas this in a statement to lot of money off that the tourism helps.
-- wants to see this in the sports gambling community but obviously the cons against this is radio legalized sports gambling injured I don't know where -- see that happen.
-- the leagues are saying this would and I quote here.
Who irreparable harm amateur and professional sports by fostering suspicion.
That individual plays and final scores of games may have been influenced by factors other than honest athletic competition I have a news flash that.
You only can bet legally on gains in Nevada.
But you can -- That means everywhere and if you want to influence a game you can do it illegally through illegal betting industry -- really go.
They can go off shore you can find people on the neighborhood block that'll take care -- could always find a way to bet on -- game with the government not keeping a watchful eye on this.
I also don't -- that these players professional athletes were making twenty million dollars a year are gonna be swayed by some wise guy.
But a couple thousand dollars on a game -- suspicion of course you go back to Tim Donnelly the -- for re in the NBA who was taking some action.
You go back to the saints in the bounty -- and how some of these players were affecting the way they're playing based -- thousand dollar purses for hard hits are what have you.
So yes some of these guys Candace -- and of course we've seen a lot of point shaving in college basketball.
All of these leagues and the NCAA want to avoid this they don't want any suspicions to.
A close call a late touchdown an interesting play at the end that might not affect the outcome of the game and affects the biggest -- -- -- But it does but you -- it that is almost to assume that it's not happening outside of Vegas which is back to this point of preposterous -- the it's happening.
And Jersey wants to tax if it's almost like pot in that way it.
They're -- -- satellite is the -- is happening.
You know the NFL -- so outraged by this yet.
They promote offensive football -- product on their website every time you watch CBS fox NBC they're all talking about play our fancy football game online.
Is not gambling when there's money involved there somewhere whether or not it's through the leader through these networks there is gambling going on behind the scenes so.
Yeah and UCL -- you -- -- so there's -- reason it's number one rated sport and it also the way it's played it needs of the gambling world.
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