22 Feb: Lesniak Statement On Senate Resolution To Allow Senate President To Join Sports Wagering Lawsuit

TRENTON – Senator Raymond J. Lesniak, D-Union, a leading voice in the State Legislature who is pursuing a legal challenge to the federal sports wagering ban as unconstitutional, issued the following statement after the Senate approved a resolution, through a voice vote, to allow the Senate President to join in that legal challenge:

“In 1992, PASPA, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, was signed into law. PASPA banned all sports betting except in the states of Nevada, which had all forms of sports betting, and Delaware, Oregon and Montana which had limited lottery forms of sports betting.