New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was gung-ho on sports wagering for his state back in 2011.
New Jersey has lost again in its bid to be the state that is first introduce legalized sports betting since the federal government cracked down on the practice over 20 years ago. A federal appeals court stated that the state law New Jersey has been attempting to put into training is trumped by a federal law that outlaws the practice.
In a variety of ways, the decision wasn’t at all a surprise. Whenever New Jersey passed this new Jersey Sports Wagering Law last year after a voter referendum, it had been clear that the state ended up being set for a battle with several factions that are opposing. Once Governor Chris Christie signed the bill into law last year, it had been only a matter of time before several major sports organizations would challenge it. Sure enough, the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, nationwide Hockey League, while the NCAA all sued their state.
The case that is initial heard in March of in 2010. A federal judge said that the state could not legalize sports betting, citing the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) at that time. Passed in 1992, that act officially outlawed recreations betting in all states that had not legalized the training by January 1, 1993.
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