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U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Hear NJ Sports Betting Appeal

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In an interesting turn of events, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to not hear New Jersey’s appeal to try and legalize sports betting in the Garden State. Now New Jersey is taking the next steps to try and figure out exactly how they plan to counter that decision.

Senator Ray Lesniak, promising to make good on his claim, immediately released a draft to legislation to legalize sports betting. He vowed to call the federal government’s bluff.

It is unsure how Governor Christie will respond to this decision, but Lesniak said that he is confident the governor will stand with him.

“The governor has been very supportive, the Senator President, they’re on board. I haven’t spoken to them specifically about my effort to go ahead, I don’t think any of them are going to back out and let this go when it means so much to the state of New Jersey,” he said.

 

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