supplied by means of The long island Observer LLC Steve Sweeney.
New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney entreated elected officials in all 50 states to now not pay “integrity charges” to sports leagues as part of any activities betting bills they enact.
In a letter to governors and legislative leaders across the nation, Sweeney accused the activities leagues of trying “extortion” with the aid of soliciting for funds to aid protect the integrity of their games after the U.S. Supreme court struck down a federal ban on sports making a bet.
Sweeney D-Gloucester exact how New Jersey spent more than $10 million in prison fees combating the leagues in court to bring sports betting to the state’s casinos and racetracks.
“Now that their efforts were eventually unsuccessful they wish themselves to make ‘the fast buck’ and to ‘get whatever for nothing,’” Sweeney wrote.
The leagues are looking for a cut of the cash gambled on activities to monitoring bets and make sure the games are free from dishonest.
“sarcastically, they’re calling this extortion effort an ‘integrity charge,’ even whereas utterly aware that proposing members a stake in the quantity of betting would quantity to what may extra precisely be referred to as an ‘anti-integrity’ charge,” Sweeney wrote.
New Jersey lawmakers are anticipated to move a sports betting invoice on June 7.