For the second time in three years, the Third Circuit has rejected New Jersey’s attempt to circumvent the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”). PASPA, which Congress enacted in 1992 and prohibits state sanctioned sports gambling outside Nevada. Ironically, PASPA specifically granted permission to New Jersey to legalize sports betting so long as New Jersey enacted a system by 1993. At that time, Atlantic City was amidst a ten year run that saw casino revenue more than double, and New Jersey lawmakers lacked the necessary motivation to fix what was not yet broken. (Continue reading).