Supreme Court Takes Gamble on Sports

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A cheer could be heard from residents across the tri-state area (New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut) when the decision came through. After 6 years of failure, the Supreme Court decided against a law preventing U.S. States from allowing its citizens to gamble on sports. New Jersey is at the top of the list and looks to use their newly found legislative freedom to pump life back into the struggling Atlantic City. While sports gambling is already legal in Nevada, this decision will allow each state to decide whether or not they accept bets on all major league sports, including the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, passed in 1992, allowed Nevada (and specifically Las Vegas) to become the mecca of sports gambling, and since then other states across the country have been left in the financial dust. Read More

Atlantic City Lawsuit Redefines “Fine Dining”

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Apparently, the Borgata Casino was not ready for this jelly. In a surprising result, the Atlantic County Supreme Court reaffirmed the casino’s right to terminate a Borgata Babe’s employment contract solely on the premise of weight gain. The group of 22 Borgata babes filed suit in direct response to their considered stringent employment stipulations. The Borgata Babes, the jack of all trades of Borgata’s Food and Beverage Service, contend the employment requirements were objectifying, demeaning, and draconian. Read more