On Dec. 4, the U.S. Supreme Court will at last hear the case of Christie et al vs. NCAA et al, which has been awaiting its day in the nation’s top court for six years.
What’s at stake in the case: New Jersey (led by outgoing Gov. Chris Christie) wants to legalize sports betting in the state, and if it wins the right to do so, other states are likely to follow suit in a rapid domino effect.
After SCOTUS hears the NJ case, regardless of the outcome, the NBA has big plans to lobby Congress for federal change and regulation to betting law, a high-ranking NBA lawyer revealed on a panel this week, moderated by Yahoo Finance, at the Sports Betting USA Conference in New York. This is something the NBA had not previously said until now.