NBA Seeks 'Integrity Fees' Related to Legalized Sports Betting

Clay Curtis
May 25, 2018

In the brief submitted with the motion the attorneys wrote that for more than three and one-half years, in reliance on an unconstitutional federal statute (the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act) and 10 false sworn statements, the sports leagues were able to prevent the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, Inc. Reports are the Garden State plans to be the first new state to offer legal sports betting, with Delaware, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia looking to soon follow. "There's a potential for the state of New Jersey to recover some real funds".

The suit contends the leagues' legal action to stop sports gambling in New Jersey cost Monmouth Park at least $150 million in lost revenue during the court battle that ensued. During that period, Monmouth Park was subject to a temporary restraining order against accepting sports wagers.

The horsemen's association suit claims Monmouth Park would have made $139 million in revenue from sports betting between November 2014, when a judge imposed a permanent injunction barring the state from offering sports betting, and this month's Supreme Court ruling.

State across the country now have the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports. "This hoax supported the issuance of wrongful injunctive relief that almost put Monmouth Park out of business, seriously hurt Monmouth Park workers, damaged New Jersey's entire horse racing industry, and effectively cleared the field of sports betting competitors", the NJTHA said in its brief, filed by Ronald Riccio of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter in Morristown, New Jersey.

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The lost revenue is based on figures from Nevada, the only place where sports betting has been allowed.

Spokesmen for the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, NCAA and National Football League didn't immediately return messages seeking comment Thursday.

The leagues claimed that sports betting would result in the fixing of games and would suffer damages if expanded sports betting was allowed.

"Our fans, our players and our coaches deserve to know that we are doing everything possible to ensure no improper influences affect how the game is played on the field", Goodell said.

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