The US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has agreed to review Governor Christie's appeal of NCAA vs. Governor of New Jersey (3rd Circuit 2016). A Federal District Court had ruled the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) prohibited states from passing (new) laws authorizing sports betting, a decision that was affirmed by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals (linked below). Given how few cases SCOTUS agrees to hear, its decision to hear New Jersey's appeal is significant. The acting solicitor general (#2 in the US Department of Justice) had filed a brief opposing SCOTUS review. The NCAA and all four major sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL) oppose the expansion of sports betting. NCAA vs. Governor of New Jersey (3rd Circuit, 2016) http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca3/14-4546/14-4546-2016-08-11.html https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/06/27/s...etting-gambling-ban-new-jersey-chris-christie https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/27/...ports-betting-ban-heads-to-supreme-court.html Wonder who the oddsmakers will favor in this case?