Ex-U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson Scoffs At Integrity Fee

States should not feel obligated to pay professional sports leagues an integrity fee for revenue generated by bets on their games, according to the lawyer who represents New Jersey in its challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court of a federal wagering ban.

To illustrate his point, Ted Olson compared New Jersey’s appeal to a game.

“It would be nice,” Olson said, if he had the right to collect fees from bets placed on his performance during the December 4 oral arguments in the Supreme Court and the outcome of the case.

“But I don’t think I do,” he said. 

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