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The Likely New Solicitor General, And What It Could Mean For US Sports Betting by Dustin Gouker

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Why do sports betting proponents care about who the solicitor general is?

The New Jersey sports betting case has been going through the federal legal system as the state has tried to legalize sports wagering. So far, it has been prevented from doing so under PASPA. That’s the federal law that bans single-game sports betting outside of Nevada.

The latest in that case? The state is appealing its most recent defeat in federal court to the US Supreme Court. In January, SCOTUS asked for the solicitor general to file a brief stating the office’s opinion if the NJ case should be heard.

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