Judges And Gambling In American History

  • Impropriety rule derives from gambling
  • Public uneasy about judges who gamble

When it comes to gambling, judges are not significantly different than everybody else, according to a law professor in Florida.

“I think the question should be asked, ‘Do judges suffer from compulsive gambling at the same rate as other Americans?’ and I think the answer is yes,” said Robert Jarvis, who teaches at the Shepard Broad College of Law at Nova Southeastern University Law School in Davie, Florida. 

Jarvis, who writes extensively about gambling, recently published an article entitled “Judges and Gambling” in the Gaming Law Journal of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

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