(TRENTON) – Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland), a leading advocate for legalized sports gaming in New Jersey, released the following statement Tuesday on the NCAA’s decision to move championship sporting events out of New Jersey:
“The NCAA has been never one to act logically, but moving its championship events out of New Jersey because of plans to implement legalized sports gaming strains credulity.
“The NCAA is only going to allow championship games in places where gambling is taking place illegally. This is the biggest boon to organized criminal activity since Prohibition. I’m not sure why the NCAA would promote illegal gambling, but that’s what it’s doing here.”