NFL joins up with its competition to prevent spread of gambling

Written by Chris Kolb | Posted on 29 August 2012


Topics: General NFL, sports gambling

You may have missed it, but the NFL is back in the business of legislating its brand of morality, recently joining their colleagues in the MLB, NHL, NBA, and NCAA to file suit against the state of New Jersey’s plan to expand sports related gambling.

In spite of prohibitions currently in place to prevent the expansion of gambling in relation to college and professional sports, a cursory sportsbook review online shows anyone interested that sports related gambling is a big business, and for that reason, there is significant interest on the part of multiple states to open up new opportunities for people to pursue this particular vice.

The NFL, along with the rest of the plaintiffs in the suit, have long tried to prevent the spread of sports gambling, and have successfully fought off all attempts to expand in states that do not have a pre-existing exemption from the 1992 Federal law which restricts gambling to a specific list of locales, with Nevada being the most well-known.


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Chris Kolb is the founder of NFL News & Rumors and is currently the lead writer for the site as well. A passionate fan of both the Kansas City Chiefs and the Boston Red Sox since his childhood, Chris has been writing extensively since 2005. His work has been featured on Fox Sports, KFFL, Arrowhead Addict, Bleacher Report, and Associated Content.

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