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N.J. Sports Betting

10/20/2014

article BLOG: Deja Vu All Over Again - Sports Leagues Sue To Stop NJ Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- In the words of well respected sports figure Yogi Berra, "it's like deja vu all over again." In the wake of Friday's enactment of a new...
article NCAA, pro leagues ask for injunction against sports betting in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- The four major American professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed a motion today in New Jersey District Court to stop a newly-signed law that would...
article Sports Betting in New Jersey Is Challenged
(New Jersey) -- Days before the era of legalized sports betting is to begin in New Jersey, the four major professional sports leagues and the National Collegiate...
article Sports leagues seek to stop sports betting from beginning in N.J.
(New Jersey) -- A group of collegiate and professional sports leagues are asking a federal court to stop legalized sports betting from beginning in New Jersey this...

10/19/2014

article Christie signs sports betting legislation
(New Jersey) -- Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday removing prohibitions against sports betting in New Jersey.
article Sports betting comes down to the wire after Chris Christie's switcheroo : Mulshine
(New Jersey) -- “Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets.” Gamblers at Monmouth Park can expect to be hearing those words next Sunday morning, just in time to...
article WALLACH: Not So Fast on NJ Sports Betting; Injunction Hearing Looms
(New Jersey) -- With yesterday's bombshell announcement that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation partially repealing the state-law prohibition...

10/18/2014

article NJ governor Christie approves gambling bill
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey is moving ahead with plans to permit betting on sports in the state and a racetrack said it will start taking bets next weekend, but legal...
article NJ Official Who Supports Sports Betting Happy Ban Could Soon End In Garden State
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation on Friday removing any state barriers to sports betting in New Jersey. An early proponent of the...
article Sports betting poised to start next weekend in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- Governor Christie on Friday signed a revised sports-betting bill, and Monmouth Park officials almost simultaneously said they planned to begin taking...
article UNLV gaming expert says Jersey sports betting may help Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Despite objections from major league sports officials, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill passed this week in the Legislature that would...

10/17/2014

article Governor Signs NJ Sports Betting Bill
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday that partially repeals the state's sports betting prohibitions and clears the way for...
article Inside Gaming: New Jersey Passes Sports Betting Bill, Gov. Christie to Decide
(New Jersey) -- There were several stories emanating from New Jersey this week relating to the gaming industry, all related in various ways to the fast-moving efforts of...

10/16/2014

article N.J. maneuvers again to introduce sports betting
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Legislature sent Gov. Christie a bill Thursday that would repeal the state's ban on sports gambling.
article New Jersey Assembly approves sports gambling bill
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey State Assembly Thursday approved a bill legalizing sports betting that will now travel to the desk of Gov. Chris Christie for his...
article New Jersey Assembly passes sports betting bill
(New Jersey) -- State lawmakers have passed legislation that could allow legal sports betting in New Jersey to move forward. The Assembly passed a measure Thursday that...
article Sports betting bill to go before Governor
(New Jersey) -- A bill that legislators believe would clear the way for legal sports betting in New Jersey is set to hit the governor's desk following its passage...
article Sports wagering would provide immediate relief for Monmouth Park
(New Jersey) -- I'm still not sure if Dennis Drazin is a rare visionary or just plain crazy. To imagine a long-term plan to keep Monmouth Park relevant in the face...

10/15/2014

article New Jersey senate approves sports betting plans
(New Jersey) -- Lawmakers in New Jersey have passed a new bill that will allow casinos and racetracks in the US state to offer sports betting services. The bill, which...
article Sports betting closer to a reality in NJ
(New Jersey) -- Laws and rules prohibiting sports betting at New Jersey’s casinos and racetracks would be partially repealed under a bill approved Oct. 14 by the...

10/14/2014

article New Jersey Senate approves sports-betting bill
(New Jersey) -- State lawmakers passed a measure that could clear the way for sports betting in New Jersey, aiming to boost the state’s ailing casino and racetrack...
article New Jersey Senate OKs sports betting bill
(New Jersey) -- The state Senate has passed a measure that could clear the way for sports betting in the state. The measure is the latest in a yearslong effort to...
article State Senate passes bills on sports betting and economic incentives for Atlantic City
(New Jersey) -- The state Senate on Tuesday approved two bills that could benefit Atlantic City redevelopment. The first bill, the Economic Opportunity Act of 2014,...

10/11/2014

article DN Editorial: N.J. wants sports betting. It seems fair, and it's time
(New Jersey) -- NEW JERSEY is heading to federal court this month in a bid to allow its struggling casinos and racetracks to offer betting on sports events.

10/10/2014

article Vegas ready to place a big bet on New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- There's a brand new sports bar at Monmouth Park with televisions hanging from nearly every available rafter. Mostly empty now except on racing...

10/9/2014

article Monmouth Park Racetrack Forms Group To Handle Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- A New Jersey racetrack has taken another step toward offering sports betting if it becomes legal in New Jersey. Monmouth Park Racetrack announced...

10/8/2014

article Sports Betting Issue Back in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s casinos and racetracks can offer unlicensed sports betting under a directive from the administration of Governor Chris Christie. The...

10/7/2014

article New Jersey sports betting decision delayed
(New Jersey) -- US District Judge Michael Shipp has delayed a decision over whether to allow legal sports betting in the US state of New Jersey in order to give both...

10/6/2014

article New Jersey Sportsbetting Push: Inside the DOJ Memorandum Supporting PASPA
(New Jersey) -- The state of New Jersey’s three-year-long battle to implement the state-regulated sports betting as approved by voter referendum in 2011 remains a...
article Ruling postponed in New Jersey sports betting case
(New Jersey) -- Casinos and racetracks in New Jersey will have to wait a little longer to see how a judge will rule on the state’s efforts to allow legal sports...

10/5/2014

article Chris Christie's Quest to Legalize Sports Gambling Could Destroy Professional Athletics
(New Jersey) -- Decried as puritanical, hypocritical, or simply absurd, sports gambling regulations in the U.S. are among the strictest in the world.

10/2/2014

article Bill Taking Aim at Sports Betting Bans Gets Committee Nod
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey lawmakers on Oct. 2 took up a measure that they and Gov. Chris Christie hope will finally allow the state’s casinos and racetracks to...
article GOLDEN: Don’t bet on sports wagering
(New Jersey) -- About a month ago, Gov. Chris Christie startled participants in a summit meeting on the future of Atlantic City by announcing the state would no longer...
article US Department of Justice opposes New Jersey sports betting plans
(New Jersey) -- The US Department of Justice has reportedly joined the country’s major sports leagues in opposing an effort by New Jersey to allow sports betting...

9/30/2014

article Sports betting back to the courts
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey racetrack goers still can't put their money on the line to see if their luck is better guessing football games than horse races.

9/27/2014

article Two NJ Legislators Put Forward a Proposal to Collect Betting Fees that will Benefit Sports Leagues
(New Jersey) -- Atlantic County Democratic state legislators, Senator Jim Whelan and Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo have disclosed plans of advancing a proposal to collect a...
article Will Sports Betting Save Atlantic City?
(Atlantic City) -- Federal law severely limits betting on pro sports. Folks can do it in Nevada and in three other states, with restrictions, but New Jersey is among the...

9/26/2014

article New Jersey lawmakers suggest potential sports betting tax
(New Jersey) -- Two New Jersey lawmakers have proposed adding a 0.25% tax on all potential sports wagers in the US state to support sports leagues in their efforts to...

9/25/2014

article New Jersey Lawmakers Propose Sports Betting Fee For Leagues
(New Jersey) -- Two New Jersey lawmakers are proposing a fee on sports betting that would go to the professional sports leagues. Atlantic County State Sen. Jim Whelan...

9/23/2014

article Congress ‘unlikely to ban sports betting in NJ’
(New Jersey) -- Former New Jersey state assemblywoman Joan Quigley has said that she does not believe the federal government will intervene as New Jersey launches a...

9/22/2014

article Sheneman: Hey, Atlantic City! Go Loooooooong!
(New Jersey) -- I encourage the AC casinos to invest heavily in sports betting. Because there's nothing the federal government likes better than openly flaunting...
article Sports betting banned? Don't bet on it
(New Jersey) -- Even though the Giants lost two of their first three games and the Jets aren't doing so well either, you may believe they'll be champions this...

9/20/2014

article Q&A: New Jersey's sports gambling push
(New Jersey) -- Well over 100 NFL and major-college football games have been played since Gov. Chris Christie's Sept. 8 order that racetracks and casinos in New...

9/19/2014

article Sports Betting Gets NJ OK
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s casinos and racetracks can offer unlicensed sports betting under a directive from the administration of Governor Chris Christie. The...

9/17/2014

article N.J. lawmakers propose small sports betting fee to go to leagues
(New Jersey) -- Two Atlantic County lawmakers are making a peace offering to the professional sports leagues over sports betting: Using a small part of the proceeds to...
article Albright: Legal sports betting 'is near' for NJ; long wait for casinos outside AC
(New Jersey) -- Atlantic City – made famous by the Monopoly boardwalk game – could lose another monopolistic distinction on its ocean-front casino industry....
article Lawmakers: surcharge could address cheating risk of sports betting
(New Jersey) -- State lawmakers told the commissioner of the National Basketball Association on Tuesday that adding a surcharge to sports bets could help prevent...
article New Jersey Offers Pro Leagues Cut of Sports Wagers
(New Jersey) -- Thursday will see New Jersey state Sen. Ray Lesniak introduce his latest piece of legislation intended to bring legal sports betting to the Garden State...

9/16/2014

article UPDATED: Sports law expert throws cold water on New Jersey sports betting gambits
(New Jersey) -- Governor Christie, state Sen. Ray Lesniak, D-Union, and other supporters of sports betting in New Jersey seem confident that the gambling is on the way.

9/15/2014

article WALLACH: The Fallacy Behind New Jersey's Sports Betting Strategy
(New Jersey) -- If ever there were a sports law case that had the proverbial "nine lives," it would have to be New Jersey's ongoing quest to legalize...

9/14/2014

article Sports Betting Gets NJ OK
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is back in the sports betting fight as his administration has issued a ruling allowing the state’s casinos and...
article Amick: New Jersey places a bet on sports wagering
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s seemingly unending legal battle with the major sports leagues and the federal government over sports betting took another surprising...

9/13/2014

article New Jersey Expected To Offer Legal Sports Betting Beginning In October
(New Jersey) -- In a move designed to save the remaining fast-drowning casino franchises in New Jersey, the Chris Christie administration reversed course and paved the...
article Sports Bets Won’t Help Atlantic City Much, Moody’s Says
(Atlantic City) -- Governor Chris Christie’s plan to allow sports betting in New Jersey won’t do much to boost Atlantic City casino revenue, according to...

9/12/2014

article Betfair to continue in New Jersey without Trump Plaza
(New Jersey) -- Online gambling company Betfair will continue to offer internet wagering in New Jersey after its partner in the US state, land-based operation Trump...

9/11/2014

article Sports betting in NJ, what's the delay?
(Atlantic City) -- Sports betting in New Jersey was given the go ahead earlier in the week but so far neither casinos nor race tracks are jumping at the opportunity.
article Sports gambling in New Jersey not money in the bank
(New Jersey) -- This week New Jersey took steps to bring sports betting to its casinos and racetracks. Last week NBA commissioner Adam Silver said sports betting in more...

9/10/2014

article Despite Christie's sports betting directive, racetracks not in a rush to open the books
(New Jersey) -- Governor Chris Christie made waves with his sports betting directive Monday, when he announced sports betting pools at casinos and racetracks would now...
article Lesniak hopes 'second time is a charm' for sports betting
(New Jersey) -- A second attempt to legalize sports betting in New Jersey is under way as state Senator Raymond Lesniak announced his intention to introduce new...
article Lesniak to introduce new sports betting bill on Monday
(New Jersey) -- Saying he hopes “the second time’s the charm,” Senator Raymond Lesniak said on Wednesday he will introduce new legislation that will...
article Expert: NJ Racetracks Likely To Add Sports Betting Before Casinos Do
(New Jersey) -- Horse racing tracks are likely to implement sports betting in New Jersey before casinos do, a gaming expert says.
article Monmouth Park will wait 45 days to try to offer sports betting
(New Jersey) -- Monmouth Park operator Dennis Drazin said Wednesday that he has agreed to a 45-day moratorium on offering sports betting at the Oceanport racetrack,...

9/9/2014

article Chris Christie backs sports betting in New Jersey amid mass casino closures
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey leaders are hoping sports betting can end Atlantic City’s losing streak. A motion was filed in behalf of Gov. Chris Christie (R) in a U....
article Christie: New Jersey won't regulate sports betting
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the state government will have no role in regulating or taxing sports betting if casinos or racetracks begin offering...
article NBA and NFL could win on sports gambling
(New York) -- NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently said it's inevitable that legal sports betting could spread beyond Nevada, the only state that now allows it. And...
article New Jersey track hopes to take sports bets Sunday
(New Jersey) -- One New Jersey horse racing track said it hopes to begin taking sports bets on Sunday, less than a week after the state government announced that such...
article Sports betting may help N.J. economy, but not displaced workers
(New Jersey) -- Internet wagering and sports betting could help increase revenues at Atlantic City casinos -- but they might not do much to replace the jobs lost from...
article Meadowlands Racetrack operator reflects on sports betting, casino industry
(New Jersey) -- Once banned, sports betting at casinos and racetracks like the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford will become a reality, since the Sept. 8...

9/8/2014

article Chris Christie issues directive letting casinos, racetracks offer sports betting in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie issued a directive Monday allowing his state's casinos and racetracks to immediately offer sports betting without fear...
article Chris Christie throws lifeline to Atlantic City, allows sports gambling in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- Last month, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed two bills passed by the state legislature that would have struck down the state’s prohibition on...
article Chris Christie's sports-betting about face: Lesniak called his bluff (Mulshine)
(New Jersey) -- It's pretty funny that the courts continue to outlaw sports betting. After all, what is the legal racket but a high-stakes gambling game?
article Christie says casinos and tracks can offer sports betting
(New Jersey) -- Governor Christie — hours before hosting a “summit” meeting in Atlantic City after the closing of several casinos — made an...
article Christie says casinos, racetracks can take sports bets under N.J. law
(New Jersey) -- In a novel approach that could have huge implications for state governments across the country, New Jersey leaped forward Monday in its quest to legalize...
article Christie Unilaterally Lifts Sports-Betting Prohibition
(New Jersey) -- In his most aggressive gambit yet to bring sports betting to the aid of New Jersey’s ailing casino industry, Gov. Chris Christie issued a directive...
article Christie's move to legalize sports betting may be a longshot, experts say
(New Jersey) -- Legal experts today said bringing sports betting to New Jersey remains a longshot even though Gov. Chris Christie's administration has decided to...
article Christie: Casinos, tracks can offer sports betting
(New Jersey) -- Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration issued a directive Monday allowing the state's casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting, a...
article Gamblers on sports betting: Christie had 'to do something' to help N.J. economy
(New Jersey) -- Dave Tillou Jr. knows the euphoria of winning when it comes to sports betting. He also knows the perils of losing. So Tillou tries to show restraint in...
article Gov. Christie directive to allow sports betting in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- Gov. Chris Christie has paved the way for sports gambling at New Jersey casinos and racetracks. Christie issued a directive Monday that will allow the...
article Governor Christie seeking court clarification to allow sports betting in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- Governor Christie has taken action toward allowing sports betting in New Jersey’s casinos and racetracks – 2 hours before today’s...
article New Jersey says sports bets legal at casinos, tracks
(New Jersey) -- Gov. Chris Christie’s administration today cleared a path for New Jersey casinos and racetracks to allow sports betting and asked a federal judge...
article Sports betting approved in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- Gov. Chris Christie’s administration issued a directive Monday allowing the state’s casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting, a move...

9/7/2014

article Lesniak seeking to override Christie’s veto of sports betting legislation
(New Jersey) -- The active support of the casino workers union and the AFL-CIO will provide a boost to Senator Raymond Lesniak’s effort to override Governor Chris...

9/5/2014

article Sports Betting Needed More Now Than Ever In Atlantic City
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech issued the following statement regarding the need for sports betting in Atlantic City:

9/4/2014

article Union boss supports sports betting override
(New Jersey) -- An Atlantic City union chief said Thursday that he supports a bid by state lawmakers to bring sports betting to New Jersey by overriding a veto by Gov....

8/25/2014

article September showdown is set to override Chris Christie's sports-betting veto: Mulshine
(New Jersey) -- Overrides of gubernatorial vetoes are extremely rare in New Jersey. But on Sept. 22 we may see the most realistic attempt at an override in recent...

8/21/2014

article Lesniak: Here's why you shouldn't have vetoed my bill, Gov. Christie
(New Jersey) -- Governor Christie stuck a dagger in the hearts of Atlantic City's casinos and New Jersey's racetrack industry when he vetoed my legislation to...

8/17/2014

article NJ Senator Lesniak Continues Push for Sports-Betting
(New Jersey) -- For the better part of the past five years New Jersey has been embroiled in a fight against a bevy of professional and amateur sports leagues to bring...

8/15/2014

article With casinos struggling, some advocate sports gambling
(USA) -- As another casino in Atlantic City, N.J., plans to close its doors, some believe allowing sports betting could help invigorate a struggling industry.

8/13/2014

article With casinos struggling, some advocate sports gambling
(New Jersey) -- As another casino in Atlantic City, N.J., plans to close its doors, some believe allowing sports betting could help invigorate a struggling industry....
article Poll: Should Gov. Chris Christie have continued the fight to bring sports betting to New Jersey?
(New Jersey) -- Should Gov. Chris Christie have continued the fight to bring sports betting to New Jersey? Last week, the governor vetoed a bill (S2250) that would have...

8/12/2014

article Sports betting: Chris Christie kicks the casinos when they're down (Mulshine)
(New Jersey) -- Last week I took a walk around some casinos to assess the state of gambling in Atlantic City. In a word, bleak.

8/11/2014

article Christie Veto May Be Death Knell For Sports Betting In New Jersey [sub req'd]
(New Jersey) -- The last door may have closed on New Jersey’s attempt to legalize sports betting after Governor Chris Christie on Friday vetoed a bill that would...
article Christie vetoes bill on New Jersey sports betting
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has vetoed legislation that would have led to punters being able to place bets at the US state’s casinos and...
article Governor Christie’s sports betting veto and Ted Olson’s ‘hypothetical’: here are the exact, cryptic words
(New Jersey) -- Governor Christie’s unconditional veto of the New Jersey sports betting bill on Friday isn’t available in a convenient format, it seems,...

8/10/2014

article Inside the Chris Christie New Jersey Sports Betting Veto
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s veto on Friday of a bill designed to allow legalized sports betting at select New Jersey gambling facilities...

8/9/2014

article BRENNAN: Governor Christie vetoes sports betting bill – but is it really over?
(New Jersey) -- The thought of placing a sports bet at a New Jersey racetrack or Atlantic City casino now seems moot – Governor Christie today unconditionally...
article Christie Vetoes Sports Betting Bill in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed legislation that would have paved the way for sports wagering at New Jersey's casinos and racetracks.
article Christie vetoes sports betting bill; but is it dead?
(New Jersey) -- Governor Chris Christie vetoed a bill on Friday that would have brought legal sports-betting to New Jersey. The bill (S 2250) was hastily designed by...
article Governor Christie Faces Monday Deadline for New Sports Betting Legislation
(New Jersey) -- Monday is the deadline for when New Jersey Governor Chris Christie can submit a new bill to legalize sports betting in casino and at racetracks in the...

8/8/2014

article Christie vetoes bill that would have allowed sports betting at N.J. casinos, race tracks
(New Jersey) -- With his veto pen, Gov. Chris Christie all but ended New Jersey’s efforts to institute sports betting at its casinos and race tracks.
article Gov. Christie vetoes sports betting bill
(New Jersey) -- Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a bill aiming to legalize sports betting in New Jersey. The bill aimed to work around a federal law that effectively bans...
article New Jersey Could Have Sports Betting Next Month
(New Jersey) -- In order to get around a federal ban on sports betting, the state of New Jersey is prepared to pass a law that would work around the ban by basically...

8/7/2014

article Monday is deadline for Christie to decide on bill bringing sports betting to NJ
(New Jersey) -- Monday is the deadline for Gov. Chris Christie to sign into law a bill aiming to legalize sports betting in New Jersey casinos and racetracks despite a...

7/28/2014

article Amick: Lesniak's latest effort to get around sports betting ban in N.J. likely a gamble
(New Jersey) -- One thing about Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-Union): He doesn’t give up easily. Lesniak has long been New Jersey’s leading advocate of sports betting...

7/17/2014

article Casinos in Jersey City, Not Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- Just as the US. Supreme Court was saying no to sports betting in New Jersey, a former Reebok chief executive announced his intentions to build a casino...

7/8/2014

article Proponents bet on legalization of sports wagering
(New Jersey) -- Despite a federal ban on sports betting, stakeholders expect Monmouth Park to host legalized sports betting by the start of the NFL season.

7/7/2014

article Pallone Calls For Passage of New Jersey Sports Betting Bill
(New Jersey) -- Count Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-06) among the supporters of a bill that would allow privately-owned sports betting at Monmouth Park and other race...
article Supreme Court Remains Silent on New Jersey Sports Betting
(Washington D.C.) -- As lawmakers continue to deal with the recent Supreme Court rulings, New Jersey residents are beginning to turn online for their sports betting...

7/6/2014

article Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak / Sports betting fight must continue
(Atlantic City) -- The fight to bring sports betting to New Jersey has been long and challenging, complete with obstacles and strong resistance, primarily from the well-...

7/4/2014

article Experts raise doubts about continuing effort to bring sports betting to N.J.
(New Jersey) -- Even if Gov. Chris Christie signs a bill to bring sports betting to New Jersey casinos and racetracks, the plan faces serious roadblocks that could keep...

7/1/2014

article New Jersey Governor To Review New Sports-Betting Bill [sub req'd]
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie still has not decided whether to sign a sports-betting bill that passed the state legislature just three days after...

6/29/2014

article Sports-betting gamble / Face reality
(Atlantic City) -- In fiction, we all love a protagonist who refuses to admit defeat. Rocky getting up off the mat to take another punch. Sen. Jefferson Smith...

6/28/2014

article Bill allowing sports betting goes to Gov. Christie
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s casinos and racetracks could be free to offer sports wagers as soon as this weekend, following legislation quickly passed late...
article New Jersey pushes forward with sports betting effort
(New Jersey) -- On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court shot down New Jersey’s law that would have legalized sports betting at the state’s racetracks and casinos.
article Sports Betting Bill Passes NJ Legislature
(New Jersey) -- With overwhelming support from the New Jersey Legislature, the push to bring sports wagering to New Jersey as early as this September now awaits the...

6/27/2014

article Monmouth to offer sports betting
(New Jersey) -- Despite a United States Supreme Court decision not to hear the state of New Jersey's appeal of a ban on sports betting, Monmouth Park officials said...
article New Jersey legislators begin new sports betting push
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey lawmakers seeking to gain revenue from sports betting in the US state have submitted a new bill to permit wagers on professional and college...
article Sports-wagering bill reaches New Jersey governor's desk
(New Jersey) -- Sports wagering could debut at New Jersey’s racetracks and casinos as soon as September, providing a major boost to the state’s struggling...

6/26/2014

article New Jersey lawmakers legalize sports betting
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey lawmakers are sending Gov. Chris Christie a bill that would legalize sports gambling at casinos and race tracks. Both chambers of the...
article NJ Legislature passes bill to pave way for private sports betting operations
(New Jersey) -- Less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court rebuffed New Jersey's years-long attempt to legalize state-sanctioned sports betting, the state...
article Revised New Jersey Sportsbetting Measures Introduced
(New Jersey) -- Following this week’s denial of an attempt by the state of New Jersey to appeal its court-denied sportsbetting plans to the US Supreme Court, New...
article Sports wagering bill passes 63-6-2 in the General Assembly
(New Jersey) -- Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Ralph Caputo, Vince Mazzeo and John Burzichelli laying the groundwork for sports wagering at New Jersey’s...
article State Senate passes sports betting bill
(New Jersey) -- The state Senate has overwhelmingly passed an alternative bill to bring sports betting to New Jersey casinos and racetracks, following Monday's...

6/25/2014

article BLOG: New Jersey Sports Betting Loss Hurts iGaming
(New Jersey) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the New Jersey sports betting argument, a case the state lost in lower courts. The case was brought by the U.S....

6/24/2014

article New Jersey fails in sports betting bid
(New Jersey) -- The US Supreme Court has rejected an approach from New Jersey Senator Chris Christie to revive the state’s sports wagering law.
article Supreme Court says 'no' to N.J. sports betting
(New Jersey) -- Just because the Supreme Court left a federal ban on sports wagering in place Monday doesn't mean all bets on team sports are off for New Jersey, say...
article Will New Jersey ignore the Supreme Court on the sports betting issue?
(New Jersey) -- On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to accept New Jersey’s appeal about legalized sports betting. But one politician seemingly has a plan to...
article New Jersey loses sports betting court battle; so how are they still touting NFL betting at Monmouth Park?
(New Jersey) -- It’s perfectly understandable if you are confounded as to how politicians in New Jersey – in the wake of two lower-court losses and Monday...

6/23/2014

article After Supreme Court Denial, Sports-Betting Advocates Vow To Keep Fighting [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of a hearing on New Jersey’s appeal of a federal sports-betting ban, advocates of sports...
article Supreme Court won't hear bid to legalize sports betting in New Jersey
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the federal ban on sports betting, setting the stage for a showdown between the Department of...
article U.S. Supreme Court refuses to take up New Jersey challenge of federal sports betting law
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up New Jersey's bid to overturn a 22-year-old federal sports betting law, bringing to an end a...
article U.S. Supreme Court Rejects NJ’s Effort To Host Sports Gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- The US Supreme Court is leaving in place a ban on sports betting in New Jersey. The Garden State had tried to allow betting on professional and...
article Lesniak moves ahead with N.J. sports betting law after Supreme Court setback
(New Jersey) -- After New Jersey’s bid to legalize sports betting was rebuffed by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, State Sen. Raymond Lesniak said he’s...
article N.J. officials vow to change state law to permit sports betting
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s $3 million gamble to persuade the federal courts to overturn a 22-year-old ban on sports betting in 46 states failed Monday when the U...
article New Jersey's New Plan for Sports Gambling
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s effort to legalize betting on sports suffered a setback Monday. The Supreme Court refused to rule on the state’s dispute with...
article Supreme Court says ‘no’ to N.J. sports betting
(New Jersey) -- Just because the Supreme Court left a federal ban on sports wagering in place Monday doesn’t mean all bets on team sports are off for New Jersey,...
article The Record: Lesniak double-downs
(New Jersey) -- THE U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear New Jersey's challenge to a federal ban on state-sponsored sports betting, which by any logical...
article WALLACH: What's Next for New Jersey in the Wake of the Supreme Court's Denial of Certiorari in the NJ Sports Betting Case? An Analysis
(New Jersey) -- The dream is over, at least for now. But is it? Earlier this morning, the United States Supreme Court declined to review New Jersey's challenge to...

6/22/2014

article New Jersey Sports Betting Case: Timeline and Update
(New Jersey) -- As states across the country begin to legalize intrastate online gambling for both casino and poker, the state of New Jersey has had their sights set on...

6/18/2014

article Monmouth Park will have legal NFL betting come September, N.J. Sen. Lesniak predicts
(New Jersey) -- State Sen. Ray Lesniak is predicting Monmouth Park will be offering bets on NFL games in September – and track operator Dennis Drazin says that...

6/17/2014

article New Jersey lawmaker says state will have sports betting one way or another
(New Jersey) -- State Senator Ray Lesniak wants New Jersey race tracks to start taking bets on sports by Sept. 8, in time for the New York Giants' first regular...

6/5/2014

article WALLACH: NJ Legislators File Reply Brief with SCOTUS; Argue that Sports Betting Ban "Subverts Fundamental Principles of Federalism"
(Washington D.C.) -- Within a matter of a weeks, we will learn whether the United States Supreme Court will grant the State of New Jersey's petition to review the...

6/2/2014

article NJ Legislators File Reply Brief with SCOTUS; Argue that Sports Betting Ban "Subverts Fundamental Principles of Federalism"
(New Jersey) -- Within a matter of a weeks, we will learn whether the United States Supreme Court will grant the State of New Jersey's petition to review the...

5/28/2014

article Sen. Lesniak: Sports Betting Would Bring Revenue To The State
(New Jersey) -- A new sports betting bill is being drafted that would still allow casinos and racetracks to offer sport betting on their premises. Sen. Raymond Lesniak (...
article WALLACH: SCOTUS to Decide by June 23 Whether to Review New Jersey Challenge to Sports Betting Ban; Listed for June 19th Conference
(New Jersey) -- Earlier today, SCOTUSblog gave us our first indication as to when the Supreme Court will determine whether or not to grant certiorari in New Jersey's...

5/19/2014

article BLOG: Sports Leagues Urge Supreme Court to Reject New Jersey's "Splitless" Challenge to Federal Sports Betting Ban
(New Jersey) -- Using uncommonly harsh language -- including characterizing New Jersey's arguments as "splitless" no less than four times -- and evoking...
article State Sen. Ray Lesniak readying law for privately run sports betting at N.J. racetracks, casinos
(Atlantic City) -- State Sen. Ray Lesniak, D-Union, on Monday announced at the East Coast Gaming Conference in Atlantic City that he is preparing a bill to allow for...

5/15/2014

article BRENNAN: Dept of Justice asks U.S. Supreme Court to decline to take the New Jersey sports betting case
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has filed its own opposition to New Jersey’s attempt to get the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its sports betting...
article Lawyers: N.J. missed its chance to legalize sports betting decades ago
(Washington D.C.) -- New Jersey whiffed on its chance to legalize sports betting two decades ago and shouldn’t get a second shot now, the U.S. Solicitor General...

5/4/2014

article New Jersey sports betting legal bill hits $2.8 million and counting
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey spent $2.8 million on legal fees in 2012 and 2013 in their efforts to see Vegas-style sports betting legalized, according to bills obtained by...
article New Jersey sports gambling suit tab: $2.8M, rising
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s bid to legalize sports gambling has endured defeat after defeat in the courts, but one big winner has emerged, at taxpayer expense...

4/3/2014

article Think Tank Supports New Jersey’s Sports Betting Challenge
(New Jersey) -- The think tank Cato Institute and the Pacific Legal Foundation filed an amicus brief in support of the state of New Jersey’s appeal to the U.S....

3/23/2014

article Cato Institute Amicus Brief Supports New Jersey Sports Gambling Appeal
(New Jersey) -- The Cato Institute and the Pacific Legal Foundation this week filed an amicus brief which supports New Jersey’s recent appeal to the U.S. Supreme...

3/20/2014

article Cato Institute files brief backing New Jersey’s sports betting appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
(New Jersey) -- The Cato Institute and the Pacific Legal Foundation have filed an amicus brief in support of New Jersey’s bid to have the U.S. Supreme Court hear...

3/19/2014

article New Jersey lawmakers talk sports betting perks in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- On the eve of March Madness, state leaders were in Atlantic City today touting the economic boon that sports betting would bring the state if it were...
article Officials say Atlantic City would thrive on March Madness with sports betting
(Atlantic City) -- Starting today and over the next few weeks, workers throughout the nation will descend into Madness. But is the obsession with games and brackets...
article Sweeney, Lesniak and other allies renew call to Supreme Court to legalize sports betting
(Atlantic City) -- A bipartisan group of elected officials this morning at the Irish Pub in Atlantic City made their case for legalized sports betting.

3/13/2014

article Will Sports Betting Be Regulated in New Jersey?
(New Jersey) -- Until now, illegal sports betting in New Jersey has been in the hands of bookmakers and organized crime members. In an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court,...

3/11/2014

article Hail Mary Pass: New Jersey's Last Shot at Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- After several failed attempts to legalize sports betting, New Jersey has filed a challenge to the 22-year-old federal law that prevents sports wagering...

3/9/2014

article New Jersey Continues Fight To Legalize Sportsbetting In Atlantic City
(New Jersey) -- Sportsbetting is an ongoing debate in Canada as the country remains stalled in attempts to reform outdated sportsbetting laws. But a similar fight is...

3/7/2014

article Legalized Sports Gambling in New Jersey Could Go Before US Supreme Court
(New Jersey) -- In recent years, the future of Atlantic City casinos has often centered around giving those casinos the ability to offer the full range of gambling...

3/5/2014

article Would legalized sports gambling in N.J. mean a loss for the mob?
(New Jersey) -- Bookmakers and organized crime members have long profited in the high-stakes world of illegal sports gambling. New Jersey is now appealing to the Supreme...

2/19/2014

article Game Over for Sports Betting in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey was left standing on the sidelines earlier this month of yet another lush Super Bowl weekend for Nevada’s sports books, its last chance...
article Supreme Court The Next Stop In New Jersey Betting Battle [sub req'd]
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the 1992 federal ban that prohibits sports betting in all but four states.

2/18/2014

article BREAKING: Details on New Jersey filing a sports betting appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
(New Jersey) -- Governor Christie and the state Attorney General’s office have filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court asking the court to overturn a 22-year-old...
article New Jersey appeals to U.S. Supreme Court on sports betting ban
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to make the final call on whether the state can legalize sports betting. State Sen. Raymond Lesniak, D-Union...

1/30/2014

article Poll: Majority of Atlantic City gamblers plan to return, support sports betting
(Atlantic City) -- A new poll released Thursday by Stockton College's Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism shows that the majority of...

1/19/2014

article Q&A: Super Bowl won’t be a gambling free-for-all
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey and gambling have a long history together. Bets have been taken on horses here since the 19th century, the state was a pioneer of the modern...

1/13/2014

article Super Bowl betting dos and don’ts in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey and gambling have a long history together. Bets have been taken on horses here since the 19th century, the state was a pioneer of the modern...

1/11/2014

article Super Bowl to compulsive gambler is like New Year's to alcoholic, expert warns
(Atlantic City) -- Super Bowl XLVIII could be played in a remote location such as Osawatomie, Kansas, and thousands of people throughout New Jersey would no doubt be...

1/6/2014

article BLOG: Divided Appeals Court Overturns N.J. Sports Betting Law: Is Supreme Court Next Stop?
(New Jersey) -- Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a district court decision from New Jersey invalidating New Jersey’s sports betting...

12/29/2013

article N.J.'s gamble on sports betting is $2.3M and counting
(New Jersey) -- Call it a $2.3 million gamble. That’s how much taxpayers are shelling out for state and international law firms that employ some of the biggest...

12/10/2013

article Gov. Christie Taking Sports Gambling Fight to Federal Supreme Court
(New Jersey) -- Gov. Chris Christie is prepared to take the question of whether sports gambling should be legalized all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, nj.com reports.

12/9/2013

article N.J. sports gambling to place final bets in the U.S. Supreme Court
(New Jersey) -- The game clock is running out on New Jersey’s attempt to legalize sports betting at casinos and horse racing tracks — something supporters...

11/24/2013

article New Jersey to join online betting world
(New Jersey) -- The residents of New Jersey are promised a deluge of TV, newspaper, digital and billboard advertising as the Garden State prepares this week to step into...
article Christie to take New Jersey's sports betting fight to U.S. Supreme Court
(New Jersey) -- If New Jersey wants to offer race and sports betting at casinos and racetracks statewide, it is going to need an assist from the U.S. Supreme Court. New...

11/21/2013

article New Jersey Sports Betting Going To Supreme Court
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has exhausted his options in a federal appeals court and thus will take the state’s sports betting case all the way...

11/18/2013

article Court denies NJ bid to rehear sports gambling case
(New Jersey) -- A federal appeals court has denied New Jersey's request for another chance to argue that sports betting should be legal in the state.
article Federal appeals court denies New Jersey rehearing on sports betting
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey will not be given a chance to argue its case for legalizing sports betting in federal appeals court.
article Supreme Court Or Bust In New Jersey Sports-Betting Case [sub req'd]
(New Jersey) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is the last hope for sports betting in New Jersey after the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday rejected the state’s...
article U.S. Supreme Court is last option in New Jersey sports betting case
(New Jersey) -- After another legal setback, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has one option left in his ongoing battle to legalize sports betting at casinos and...

11/16/2013

article Third Circuit Denies Rehearing in N.J. Sports Betting Case -- Analyzing the Prospects of U.S. Supreme Court Review
(New Jersey) -- Well that didn't take long! Earlier today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit denied the petition for rehearing en banc filed two weeks...

11/15/2013

article Breaking: NJ bid for full rehearing at Third Circuit Court of Appeals is denied
(New Jersey) -- The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday denied New Jersey Governor Christie’s bid for a rehearing of a three-judge panel’s ruling...

11/5/2013

article BLOG: Cavalry to the Rescue! Four Other States Join New Jersey in Petitioning the Third Circuit to Rehear Sports Betting Appeal
(New Jersey) -- On the heels of New Jersey's Friday night court filing, West Virginia, Georgia, Kansas and Virginia have joined the party (again!). On Monday, these...

11/4/2013

article New Jersey Asks Appeals Court For Second Hearing On Sports Betting [sub req'd]
(New Jersey) -- Signaling its intent to exhaust all legal options, New Jersey is asking a federal appeals court for a second hearing, which could include all the court...

11/3/2013

article Rehearing sought on sports bets
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey is not giving up the fight to legalize sports betting despite two court rulings issued against the state this year. One state-based...

10/25/2013

article Poll Finds New Jersey Residents Divided on Pursuing Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- While earlier polls and a voter referendum have found New Jersey residents strongly in favor of sports betting, a new poll finds that residents are less...

9/19/2013

article Federal Court Gives New Jersey A Setback In Sports Gambling Case
(New Jersey) -- On Tuesday it was made public that a federal appeals court ruled against the state of New Jersey in its quest to allow sports betting within its borders...
article The Longest Yard: Appeals Court Blocks New Jersey’s Sports Betting Law
(New Jersey) -- The 2 to 1 decision says that the state should not implement its sports betting law and should seek to change legislation on the federal level. Governor...

9/18/2013

article Appeals court rules against New Jersey sports betting
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey's admittedly long-shot bid to legalize Las Vegas-style sports betting was rejected Tuesday by a federal appeals court.
article Federal courts reject N.J. sports betting
(New Jersey) -- A federal appeals court in Philadelphia on Tuesday rebuffed New Jersey's bid to boost the sagging fortunes of Atlantic City casinos by bringing...
article New Jersey Loses Sports-Betting Case On Split Decision
(New Jersey) -- In a 2-1 decision in a landmark case, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a federal sports-betting ban but the split ruling may...

9/17/2013

article BRENNAN: Third Circuit Court of Appeals upholds ban against New Jersey’s sports betting law
(New Jersey) -- The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday affirmed a lower court ruling that struck down New Jersey’s sports betting law because it...
article Fed court nixes NJ appeal in sports betting case
(New Jersey) -- A federal appeals court dealt another blow to New Jersey's efforts to legalize sports gambling Tuesday, upholding a ruling that the state's...
article Federal court tosses New Jersey sports betting law
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s law legalizing sports gambling conflicts with federal statutes, a U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia ruled Tuesday, temporarily...
article Sports Betting In New Jersey Blocked By Appeals Court
(New Jersey) -- A U.S. Appeals Court ruling barring New Jersey's attempt to expand sports betting could cost casinos $1 billion a year in gambling revenue.

9/1/2013

article Chris Christie Says New Jersey Supports Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- The governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, has said that he is in favour of allowing states to approve sports betting which could generate hundreds of...

8/27/2013

article Christie Predicts New Jersey Sports Betting Victory, ‘Ultimately’
(Atlantic City) -- With a crucial court decision expected within weeks if not days, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie predicts his state will eventually win its case to...

8/8/2013

article Lawmakers Say Legalized Sports Betting Would Benefit NJ’s Economy & Crack Down On Criminal Enterprises
(Atlantic City) -- Today, New Jersey Congressmen Frank Pallone, Jr. and Frank A. LoBiondo joined with representatives from Atlantic City’s casino industry and...

8/7/2013

article With PASPA Decision Looming, New Jersey Congressmen Rally Support In Atlantic City [sub req'd]
(Atlantic City) -- As gamblers across the country anxiously await a court decision on sports wagering, two New Jersey congressmen strolled to the Atlantic City Boardwalk...

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