New Jersey Odds in Sports Betting Battle Just Improved after Third Circuit Request

September 15, 2015 – Media Mention

Dan Etna was quoted on regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit request for a reply from the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and NCAA to an en banc rehearing petition in the federal lawsuit involving the proposal to legalize sports betting in New Jersey. Etna stated that New Jersey may be "getting one last at-bat" in court: "The Third Circuit may be interested in this case given that the one judge is a 'judicial switch hitter' – he initially ruled against New Jersey, but in the most recent District Court opinion, he dissented." In addition, "The Third Circuit may want to make sure it got the [Constitutional] issue right in case U.S. Supreme Court were to take up the issue."