Today (Monday December 4, 2017), the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association involving sports-gambling. I bet many of you have heard about the case and know that it has something to do with a fight between New Jersey and the U.S. government over the legalization/illegalization of sports-gambling. The odds are lower that you know exactly what the legal arguments are and how this impacts gambling in general.
Here is a brief primer on the lawsuit, the law, and the implications. The devil may be in the details, so I’ve grabbed my pitchfork to dig in to the legal arguments. (more…)