The International Sports Law Journal

, Volume 14, Issue 3–4, pp 242–252 | Cite as

North American sports leagues and gambling policy: a comparative analysis

Article

Abstract

This paper analyzes the near-simultaneous submissions made by the five major North American sports leagues in opposition to New Jersey and Canada’s proposed gambling schemes, both of which would allow for the creation of single-game sports wagering. The method employed is one of comparative legal analysis of the declarations and depositions filed in proceedings surrounding the New Jersey legislation, and submissions made to Canadian Parliament. The analysis of the data involved a comparison of key legal arguments and consistency based on length, format, content, formality and the status of the signatories.

Keywords

Gambling Canada New Jersey Sports-wagering 

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© T.M.C. Asser Instituut 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sport Management, College of EducationFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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