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N.J. Sports Betting

11/24/2014

article Lawyers Hopeful, If Not Optimistic, About Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- When a federal judge recently thwarted New Jersey's latest effort to institute sports wagering, it wasn't just lawmakers and gambling enthusiasts...
article US District Court Judge blocks New Jersey sports betting plans
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey gambling market has suffered a blow after a US District Court Judge issued a ruling that will block the US state from launching a...
article Will sports betting derail Christie’s White House hope?
(New Jersey) -- A new legal hurdle for sports betting in New Jersey has cost Gov. Chris Christie, ahead of a potential presidential campaign, a chance to deliver on...

11/22/2014

article Judge rules against N.J. sports betting, but state plans to appeal
(New Jersey) -- Hold your bets — again. A federal judge issued a ruling tonight that says New Jersey cannot move forward with its latest plan to legalize sports...
article Sports Gambling Law in New Jersey Barred by U.S. Judge
(New Jersey) -- A federal judge barred New Jersey from implementing a law backed by Governor Chris Christie that would allow betting on professional sports at casinos...

11/21/2014

article Judge denies sports betting in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- A federal judge ruled Friday night that New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost the state's struggling...
article Judge's injunction deals major blow to New Jersey's sports betting plan
(New Jersey) -- In a decisive legal victory for the NCAA and the four major U.S. pro sports leagues, U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp late Friday issued a permanent...
article New Jersey to Press On for Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- Sports betting at Monmouth Park will have to await another day in court following a decision Nov. 21 by the United States District Court granting an...
article NJ sports betting ban is upheld by federal judge
(New Jersey) -- As expected, a federal judge on Friday once again upheld a ban on New Jersey’s efforts to allow for sports betting at state racetracks and Atlantic...
article Reactions to the NJ sports betting ruling
(New Jersey) -- State officials needed no more than an hour to post their formal Notice of Appeal of Judge Shipp’s ruling in the New Jersey sports betting case....
article Will Sports Gambling Compete With Blackjack In Atlantic City And Assist A President Christie?
(New Jersey) -- With political heavyweight Chris Christie considering a run at the White House the chances of reviving Atlantic City may have been boosted, but is it too...

11/20/2014

article Decision in NJ sports betting case coming Friday, judge says
(New Jersey) -- The federal judge hearing the challenge to the state’s latest bid to allow sports betting said Thursday that he will issue a ruling in the case...
article N.J. sports betting: 5 things to know heading into today's hearing
(New Jersey) -- The battle over sports betting in New Jersey is back in court today. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp will hear oral arguments in Trenton this...
article Ruling expected Friday on New Jersey sports bets
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey could drop its ban on betting on sports entirely, but it cannot legally set conditions as it ends the prohibition, a lawyer for the NCAA and...

11/19/2014

article Federal judge to issue judgment in N.J. sports betting case
(New Jersey) -- A federal judge agreed Wednesday to forgo a trial and issue a summary judgment in the sports-betting lawsuit filed by five sports organizations against...
article NJSEA weighs in with its “facts” in sports betting case
(New Jersey) -- Remember the old line about “not being entitled to your own facts?” Well, it seems like everybody involved in the New Jersey sports betting...

11/18/2014

article Chris Christie facing long odds in sports betting case
(New Jersey) -- It's a safe bet that legal sports betting at Monmouth Park won't take place anytime soon. The federal judge who blocked Gov. Chris Christie's...
article Poll: Should N.J. be allowed to legalize sports betting without regulation?
(New Jersey) -- Should New Jersey be allowed to legalize sports betting at racetracks and casinos without regulation? On Thursday, a federal judge will hear oral...

11/17/2014

article New Jersey, sports leagues agree: No need for sports betting trial. but horsemen disagree
(New Jersey) -- Attorneys for five sports organizations — as well as state officials who are battling them in court over sports betting — came to an...
article Sports betting's odds in N.J. no better with Republicans in charge
(New Jersey) -- Prospects for repealing or modifying federal sports-betting legislation remain dim, analysts say, even though Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, is expected to...

11/11/2014

article Edelson: Lack of teamwork from tracks, casinos could sink NJ sports betting
(New Jersey) -- Virtually no one expects District Court Judge Michael Shipp to allow sports wagering to move forward in the state when he hears arguments by the NFL-led...

11/8/2014

article New Jersey Vs Sports Leagues: The Garden State's Long Battle For Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- On October 24, a federal judge ordered an injunction temporarily banning the offering of sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks, just days...
article NJ sports betting critics fear organized crime influence, report says
(New Jersey) -- As New Jersey lawmakers work to legalize sports betting in the state, critics say they're concerned organized crime may be able to influence the...

11/5/2014

article Nevada Senator Harry Reid headed out of Majority Leader post; will this affect New Jersey’s gambling push?
(Washington D.C.) -- So Harry Reid of Nevada – the leading gambling state in America – will no longer be U.S. Senate Majority Leader thanks to last night...
article NFL Is Running Out Of Time To Define "Sports Gambling" On Its Own Terms
(Washington D.C.) -- Last week, NFL lawyers went to court to obtain a temporary injunction, preventing the State of New Jersey from offering sports gambling at Monmouth...

11/4/2014

article NJ State Senate President, Assembly Speaker defend state sports betting law
(New Jersey) -- State Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto also filed midnight-buzzer beating paperwork overnight. The legislators stress...

11/3/2014

article BRENNAN: NJ files sports betting stance, says no state agency can license sports betting
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Attorney General’s office just beat the midnight buzzer for filing in the sports betting case. Interesting approach: “as the...

11/1/2014

article Judge in NJ gambling case is Marcel Shipp’s brother, which gambling supporters say is a conflict
(New Jersey) -- Michael Shipp, the judge who granted a temporary restraining order preventing New Jersey from legalizing sports gambling in the state, is the brother of...
article New Jersey Racetrack Gambling on Sports Betting $$
(New Jersey) -- Monmouth Park Racetrack is hoping sports gambling will save itself from the slow extinction facing much of the horse racing industry — a wager that...

10/30/2014

article WALLACH: Brotherly Conflict of Interest in New Jersey Sports Betting Case?
(New Jersey) -- Last Friday, U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp granted a petition sought by the NFL and other leagues to temporarily restrain New Jersey from giving...

10/29/2014

article WALLACH: Transcript Provides More Insights Into Judge Shipp's Reasoning for Granting TRO to Leagues
(New Jersey) -- Less than 48 hours before Monmouth Park Racetrack was scheduled to open the first legal sports book in New Jersey (and with crowds expected to top 10,000...

10/28/2014

article A detailed look at the Monmouth Park TRO issued by Judge Shipp that prevents sports betting there
(New Jersey) -- This will be a much more detailed look at the Temporary Restraining Order issued by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp against Monmouth Park’s...
article Judge again rejects legal sports betting
(New Jersey) -- Monmouth Park officials and sports betting enthusiasts are hoping a federal judge reverses his field and allows the state to proceed with sports betting...
article Judge sets court date for sports betting arguments
(New Jersey) -- A judge has set a date for lawyers from New Jersey and the major pro sports leagues and NCAA to argue his temporary ban on sports gambling.
article Sports betting in N.J. an $11B market waiting to be tapped, Monmouth Park operator says
(New Jersey) -- Businessmen behind New Jersey’s sidetracked bid to allow sports betting are estimating that an $11 billion market is waiting to be tapped here...

10/27/2014

article 6 takeaways from N.J. sports betting video chat with state Sen. Lesniak
(New Jersey) -- State Sen. Raymond Lesniak, the lawmaker who has led the years-long push to bring legalized sports betting to New Jersey, spoke about the effort in a...
article Edelson: Sports betting latest setback for Monmouth Park
(New Jersey) -- U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp left the door ajar for Monmouth Park late Friday afternoon when, responding to a question from attorney Ron...
article Judge Blocks New Jersey Sports Betting, Again [sub req]
(New Jersey) -- U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp on Friday issued a temporary restraining order halting plans by New Jersey’s Monmouth Park to take bets on NFL...
article WALLACH: Federal Judge Blocks NJ Sports Betting: What's Next?
(New Jersey) -- Less than 48 hours before Monmouth Park Racetrack was scheduled to open the first legal sports book in New Jersey’s history (and with crowds...

10/25/2014

article Judge Temporarily Halts Sports Betting In New Jersey Dimming Prospects For Final Ruling
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey was dealt another bad hand Friday in its bid to legalize sports betting as a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order preventing the...
article If The NFL Opposes Sports Gambling In New Jersey, It Shouldn't Play Football Games In London
(USA) -- On Friday afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp issued a temporary restraining injunction to keep NFL fans for gambling on game results at New...

10/24/2014

article Federal judge to decide on leagues' attempt to stop NJ sports betting
(New Jersey) -- A federal judge said he would decide Friday whether to grant a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to stop New...
article Judge Blocks Bid to Legalize Sports Betting in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- A federal judge on Friday blocked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s push to legalize sports betting, dealing another blow to the state’s...
article Judge halts N.J. sports betting from beginning at Monmouth Park on Sunday
(New Jersey) -- Monmouth Park was expecting thousands of extra gamblers Sunday looking to place legal bets on NFL games for the first time in New Jersey history. But...
article Judge Halts New Jersey's Sports Betting Plan
(New Jersey) -- A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to at least temporarily stop New Jersey...
article Judge issues temporary restraining order to delay N.J. sports betting
(New Jersey) -- NJ federal court Judge Michael A. Michael A. Shipp has granted a temporary restraining order to delay NFL betting from taking place at Monmouth Park on...
article No Betting on Sports in New Jersey as Judge Stops New Law
(New Jersey) -- A federal judge issued a temporary order blocking a New Jersey racetrack from taking bets this weekend on National Football League and other professional...

10/23/2014

article Decision due Friday on sports betting
(New Jersey) -- A judge could decide today whether New Jersey residents can place legal bets on this weekend’s football games. U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp...
article NJ Senate President, Assembly Speaker back Monmouth Park sports betting, oppose league efforts to deny
(New Jersey) -- State Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto filed their own paperwork opposing the NFL et al effort to stop Monmouth Park...
article Sports Betting a Hail Mary Pass for N.J. Gaming
(New Jersey) -- In an effort to revive New Jersey’s struggling gambling industry, Gov. Chris Christie signed a law last week that allowed sports betting in New...
article WALLACH: NJ Sports Betting Chances Boosted by Strong Response to TRO Motion; Oral Argument Likely
(New Jersey) -- With an hourly rate of $1,800, Ted Olson may be the most expensive lawyer in the country. But, as his pedigree and track record prove (e.g., Bush v. Gore...

10/22/2014

article Christie Accused of Gambling Shenanigans
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey's newest sports wagering law is yet another attempt by the state to strong-arm its way into sponsoring and promoting sports gambling at...
article Let Chris Christie Legalize Sports Gambling. It Won't Ruin the Game
(New Jersey) -- Last Friday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill legalizing sports gambling in his state. Casinos and racetracks began preparing to...
article WALLACH: Leagues Seek Injunction Against NJ Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- On Tuesday, the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA opened up a second front in their latest legal campaign against legal sports betting...

10/21/2014

article Against the Odds: Leagues Try to Stop Legal Sports Gambling in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- The four major American pro sports leagues and the NCAA are going to court to stop legalized sports gambling in New Jersey, where a horse track is ready...
article All bets are on for sports wagering at racetrack
(New Jersey) -- The first legal wagers in New Jersey on a sporting event are expected to be placed at Monmouth Park on Oct. 26, despite last-minute intervention by the...
article New Jerseyans lukewarm to sports betting, poll shows
(New Jersey) -- Gov. Chris Christie was betting a bill he signed into law last week would clear the way for legalized sports betting in New Jersey's casinos and...
article Pro leagues launch new challenge over New Jersey sports betting
(New Jersey) -- Four major North American professional sports leagues and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) have filed a motion against New Jersey...
article WALLACH: Leagues Move to Block NJ Sports Betting; Injunction Likely
(New Jersey) -- As I mostly predicted correctly on Friday, the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA responded today to New Jersey's latest effort to...
article Will the big game save gaming in Atlantic City?
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's embattled casino industry, which has lost thousands of jobs this year as money-losing operator shut their doors, shouldn't...

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...
article Sports Leagues Strike Back To Block New Jersey Betting [sub req]
(New Jersey) -- America’s major sports leagues on Monday asked a federal judge to block efforts by a New Jersey racetrack to begin taking bets on NFL games in just...
article RUTGERS: Sports, Online Betting: New Jerseyans Aren’t ‘all in’
(New Jersey) -- Although Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation to allow sports betting at racetracks and casinos to try to help revitalize a flagging Atlantic City...
article Sports betting not a great bet for AC: poll
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey residents aren't convinced sports betting will allow Atlantic City to return to its glory days. A Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released...
article Views on gambling turn sour in NJ
(New Jersey) -- As gaming revenues have continued to drop over the past year, several Atlantic City casinos have closed their doors. In response, a number of ideas have...

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,...

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