The U.S. Supreme Court today struck down as unconstitutional the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in closely watched and long-running New Jersey sports betting litigation. In an opinion by Justice Alito, the Supreme Court reversed the en banc Third Circuit panel that had refused to allow New Jersey to expand sports betting in that state.

The much-anticipated ruling and the nationwide consequences of striking down PASPA were the subject of an extended presentation and discussion at Duane Morris’ Future of Sports Betting panel, held on April 26, 2018. The panel included Andrew Brandt, Director of the Moorad Center for Sports Law at Villanova Law School; Christopher Soriano, Partner at Duane Morris; Carlos Montoya, Former Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Philadelphia 76ers; and Adam Berger, Associate at Duane Morris.