Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has sided with New Jersey and overturned the federal ban on sports betting, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is urging the NCAA to end its ban on holding tournaments in states that allow such wagers.
That would include New Jersey, which led the successful effort to overturn the sports betting ban and could begin taking wagers next month.
Menendez, D-N.J., and U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., on Tuesday urged NCAA President Mark Emmert to permanently change the policy, which temporarily was suspended after the court ruling.
"We urge the National Collegiate Athletic Association to swiftly reevaluate and permanently adjust its policy on championship site selection," the senators wrote. "Given the recent Supreme Court ruling, many more states are likely to expand their gaming operations to include such sports betting."