Forbes – During his eight-year tenure as New Jersey’s governor, Chris Christie made it one of his priorities to legalize sports betting in the state.
He left office last January without achieving that goal. But four months later, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of New Jersey that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act violated the 10thAmendment of the U.S. Constitution. That allowed states to pass statutes to legalize sports gambling in their states. So far, New Jersey and six other states have passed such laws. More are expected to follow suit.
For his part in helping expand legal sports wagering, Christie is being inducted on April 25 in the Sports Betting Hall of Fame, which was founded by Sports Betting Community (SBC) in 2016. SBC is a media and events organization based in London that runs conferences and publishes websites covering the sports betting and casino industries.
I never knew there was such things as the Sports Betting Hall of Fame, but this is AMAZING.
Honestly, congrats to Chris. No, he didn’t become President, but he buried Marco Rubio during the 2016 Republican primaries, and is now a HOF’er!
Chris Christie saved sports fans like myself from NOT being degenerates who are already losing money on MLB Spring Training.
Chris Christie saved the American Dream of being a 20-team parlay away from the promised land. That is something to cherish forever.
Build this man a statue inside every sportsbook right now.