The push-back is in full force against New Jersey trying to legalize sports gambing in casinos and horseracing tracks: NCAA tries to block sports betting in New Jersey - Aug. 7, 2012 I find the major sports leagues position that more widespread legal sports gambling would negatively impact thier buisnesses to be comical. Go to any local bar in almost any city, and you can get a phone number for a bookie to make sports bets. The underground sports gambling market is Billions of dollars per year. This money also usually goes in part to organized crime. Isnt the fact that you dont see where this money is going more detrimental to the integrity of the sport? Why wouldnt the government want this to come to the surface? Think of all the money they could make on taxes/fees.