SCOTUS to Hear Oral Arguments on Sports Betting Monday

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New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a news conference at the Integrity House drug addiction rehabilitation center, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Newark, N.J. If the U.S. Supreme Court sides with New Jersey in the state’s challenge to a 25-year-old federal ban on sports betting, it will be largely because Christie took on a fight many believed was no winnable six years ago. Oral arguments are set for Dec. 6, in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

December 1, 2017
OAN Newsroom

The nation’s highest court is set to hear oral arguments about sports betting on Monday.

A 1992 law banning sports gambling in all but four states is at the center of the case being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie previously signed a law allowing sports betting at casinos and racetracks in his state, but was sued by all four major sports leagues and the NCAA. Gov. Christie says he cautiously optimistic about the case because he believes he is on the right side of the issue.

“We believe that it’s a states rights issue. I’ve always believed it’s a states rights issue, and so I never, I can’t say I never had any doubt we’re going to win, but I’ve never actually had any doubt that the cause we were pursuing was the right one, not only on the issue of sports gaming but on the broader issue of the rights of the states versus federal government.”

A decision is expected to be announced by the U.S. Supreme Court next spring.