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N.J. Sports Betting

8/22/2016

article The Problems With The New Jersey Sports Betting Decision, And NJ’s Next Steps
(New Jersey) -- Last week, the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, decided 9-3 to uphold a decision to invalidate New Jersey’s sports betting law...
article Will New Jersey Take A Third Swing At Legal Sports Betting Via ‘Friends and Family’ Approach?
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey sports betting case saw another defeat for the state — a 9-3 ruling from a Third Circuit Court of Appeals en banc panel earlier this...

8/17/2016

article The Problems With The New Jersey Sports Betting Decision, And NJ’s Next Steps
(New Jersey) -- Last week, the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, decided 9-3 to uphold a decision to invalidate New Jersey’s sports betting law...

8/16/2016

article State loses again on sports betting
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s multi-year pursuit of legalized sports betting took another hit last week after a federal court ruled against the state law allowing...

8/14/2016

article New Jersey Loses Sports-Betting Appeal Again
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey has lost again before an appeals court in its attempt to circumvent a federal ban on sports betting.The United States Court of Appeals for the...

8/10/2016

article Appeals Court Says “No” to Sports Betting in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a ruling denying New Jersey’s efforts to legalize sports betting in the State. The ongoing...
article Christie wants Supreme Court to rule on sports betting
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey's setback in trying to legalize sports betting may not be over: Gov. Chris Christie says he's interested in petitioning the U.S....
article Federal Court Blocks New Jersey's Attempt To Legalize Sports Betting But Just Wait
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey legislature, the governor, and 64% of its voting residents essentially said this: “We desperately need money, and as elected...
article Legal sports betting plan not yet dead, says New Jersey governor
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is making a last ditch attempt to save legal sports betting in the state by elevating their case before the Supreme...
article NJ sports betting hopes ended by Appeals court
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey will not be able to offer sports betting after its appeal against a previous ruling failed. The United States Court of Appeals decided by a...
article Poll: Should N.J. take the sports betting fight to the U.S. Supreme Court?
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey's latest attempt to legalize sports betting was struck down by an appeals court yesterday, NJ Advance Media reported. The U.S. Third...
article Time to Fold? Appeals Court Busts New Jersey’s Latest Attempt to Legalize Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s long-standing attempt to legalize sports betting has hit yet another bump in the road. For the third time, the Third Circuit Court of...

8/9/2016

article Appeals court rejects New Jersey's bid to legalize sports betting
(New Jersey) -- A U.S. appeals court ruled in favor of the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA on Tuesday, denying New Jersey's quest to legalize...
article Court strikes down N.J. sports betting law
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s state law that leaves the state’s racetracks and Atlantic City casinos the option of offering privately-run, Las Vegas-style...
article Federal court ruling could be a fatal blow to legal sports betting in N.J.
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s efforts to bring legal sports betting to its horse tracks and Atlantic City’s casinos suffered another significant — and...
article N.J. loses again in quest to bring sports betting to state
(New Jersey) -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down New Jersey's latest attempt to legalize sports betting, once again blocking the state from expanding...
article New Jersey’s attempt at legalized sports betting suffers another big setback in court
(New Jersey) -- The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the prohibition of sports gambling in New Jersey, ruling that the state’s 2014 attempt at...
article NJ Can't Legalize Sport Betting, Circuit Rules
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey cannot allow sports betting at racetracks or Atlantic City casinos without violating longstanding federal law, the Third Circuit ruled Tuesday...
article To legalize sports betting, NJ may have to let ‘corner bookie’ also have at it, experts say
(New Jersey) -- A federal appeals court has turned thumbs down to New Jersey’s attempt to legalize sports betting at casinos and racetracks. Tuesday morning the...
article Sports wagering ruling latest blow to Monmouth Park
(New Jersey) -- It’s been a tough few months for Monmouth Park. And things didn’t get any better on Tuesday. After being eliminated for consideration for one...

4/21/2016

article No legal sports betting in N.J.? Casinos push for national law
(New Jersey) -- While New Jersey's attempt to allow casino patrons to wager on sports remains in limbo, the industry's trade association is pushing to legalize...

2/24/2016

article Families of missing, murdered indigenous women want action beyond national inquiry
(Canada) -- Lorelei Williams left the first roundtable on missing and murdered indigenous women in tears after family members who had lost loved ones fought to be one of...

2/19/2016

article BRENNAN: A review of the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals sports betting hearing, 2-17-16
(New Jersey) -- I’ll kick off my review of the 75-minute New Jersey sports betting oral argument at the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals with the opening...
article Daily Fantasy Sports gets a mention in the New Jersey sports betting federal case
(New Jersey) -- The oral argument at the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals Ceremonial Room in Phladelphia on Wednesday was about sports betting in New Jersey...

2/18/2016

article After court arguments, is New Jersey any closer to legalized sports gambling?
(Washington D.C.) -- On Wednesday, the state of New Jersey argued its case for legalized sports gambling before the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia....
article Judges skeptical of New Jersey sports betting bid
(Philadelphia) -- New Jersey wants to allow its racetracks and casinos to offer legal, Las Vegas-style sports betting. The NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball...
article Legal heavyweights enter Round 3 in fight over N.J. sports betting
(Philadelphia) -- Before the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals began the important business on Wednesday of deciding whether New Jersey could offer legal wagering on...
article Will Sports Gambling Be Legalized Across The US? New Jersey's Efforts Help Push Issue To Forefront
(USA) -- It’s an important time for sports gambling in the U.S. In a Philadelphia courtroom Wednesday, the latest push to further legalize sports gambling played...
article Will New Jersey become the Nevada of the East with sports gambling?
(New Jersey) -- The only place in the United States where betting on sporting events is a legal part of a casino experience is 2,000 miles away from New York, in Las...

2/17/2016

article Future of sports betting in America could boil down to a Philadelphia hearing
(Philadelphia) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has jumped out of the presidential race and right back into legislative battles in his home state – including the...
article Keys from New Jersey's latest hearing on legalizing sports betting
(Philadelphia) -- Legal sports wagering in America could have a steep hill to climb after oral arguments in a federal appellate court on Wednesday, where a New Jersey...
article N.J. spars in court with pro leagues to get sports betting legalized
(Philadelphia) -- Lawyers for professional sports leagues and the State of New Jersey clashed in oral arguments Wednesday before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third...
article Officials again ask court to legalize sports betting
(Philadelphia) -- A U.S. appeals court wondered aloud if New Jersey would become "the Wild East," if not "the Wild West," if it allows sports betting...
article Ted Olson Argues for New Jersey Sports Betting before Third Circuit Court of Appeals
(Philadelphia) -- Most media reports about Wednesday’s “en banc” court hearing before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals stated New Jersey received a...

2/16/2016

article Future of sports betting once again at stake in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey has an "incredibly rare" opportunity Wednesday to defeat the nation's most powerful sports leagues and win the right to offer...
article What you need to know about New Jersey’s latest shot at legalizing sports gambling
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s long quest to legalize sports gambling at the state’s bedraggled casinos and racetracks enters its next phase on Wednesday, when...

2/5/2016

article New Jersey keeps fighting for sports betting
(New Jersey) -- On Sunday, New Jersey’s backroom bookies and office pools again will be among the limited options for people looking to gamble on the Super Bowl,...

11/24/2015

article Hail Mary / New Jersey sports betting lawsuit gets new life
(New Jersey) -- Despite losing every decision winding its way through the federal courts, the New Jersey lawsuit challenging the Professional and Amateur Sports...

11/9/2015

article Action on daily fantasy sports in N.J. not likely until after next hearing in sports betting case
(New Jersey) -- No legislation on daily fantasy sports is expected to move forward in Trenton until the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issues its next ruling on the...

10/27/2015

article New Jersey to get another swing at ban on sports betting
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s long effort to overturn a federal ban on sports betting saw new light as the Third Circuit Court of Appeals has opted to hear the case...

10/20/2015

article Hail Mary Pass
(New Jersey) -- A last-minute attempt to keep the sports betting argument alive connected last week as an appeal of a court decision upholding the national ban was...

10/14/2015

article Appeals Court Agrees to Reconsider New Jersey Sports Betting Case
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey officials are betting the state is close to winning its yearslong, multimillion-dollar fight for legalized sports gambling after a federal...
article Appeals court gives New Jersey’s quest for legal sports betting another shot
(New Jersey) -- A federal appeals court revived New Jersey’s years-long quest for legal sports betting Wednesday. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...
article Appeals Court to Reconsider New Jersey Sports Betting Case
(New Jersey) -- Supporters of legalized sports betting in New Jersey won a victory Wednesday when an appeals court voted to reconsider an earlier ruling against the...
article Appeals Court to Rehear New Jersey Sports Betting Case
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s effort to offer legalized sports betting was given new life Wednesday when a federal appeals court agreed to reconsider its decision...
article Federal appeals court grants New Jersey rehearing in sports betting case
(New Jersey) -- A U.S. federal appeals court on Wednesday granted New Jersey's request for a rehearing in the state's three-year battle with the major...
article Federal ruling revives N.J. sports betting
(New Jersey) -- Sports betting in New Jersey got a jolt of life Wednesday after a federal court overturned an earlier ruling that blocked the state's attempt to...
article Full 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals to take on NJ sports betting case
(New Jersey) -- “A majority of the active judges having voted for rehearing en banc in the above captioned cases, it is ordered that the petitions for rehearing...
article N.J. sports betting case gets another chance
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey will get another shot to make its argument for legalized sports betting after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit granted the...
article New Jersey's Christie Can Try Again to Win Sports Bet Law
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie got another shot at bringing sports gambling to his state’s casinos and racetracks when a federal appeals court...
article NJ sports betting plan for casinos & racetracks gets another federal hearing
(New Jersey) -- A federal appeals court agreed to retry New Jersey’s sports betting case. The Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the August decision by a...

9/21/2015

article New Jersey congressmen pushing sports betting on 2nd front
(New Jersey) -- As New Jersey's yearslong effort to get sports gambling legalized inches through the courts, two of its congressmen are seeking a legislative...
article Pallone says he wants to bring sports betting 'out of the shadows' in N.J.
(New Jersey) -- Rep. Frank Pallone, who has positioned himself as a leading advocate for legalizing sports betting in New Jersey, said at a forum in Manhattan on Monday...

9/16/2015

article New Jersey odds in sports betting battle just improved after Third Circuit request
(New Jersey) -- A rule of thumb, I’m learning, is that when you file an “en banc” appeal to a circuit court that seeks a rehearing before an entire...
article Recusals raise odds for review of New Jersey gambling appeal
(New Jersey) -- Two recent developments may have raised the odds that New Jersey will have its sports betting case reheard by a federal appeals court. The 3rd U.S....

9/15/2015

article Appeals court signals it may rehear N.J. sports betting case
(New Jersey) -- A federal appeals court, apparently conflicted over New Jersey’s attempts to legalize sports betting at casinos and horse racing tracks, signaled...

9/9/2015

article New Jersey Continues Sports Wagering Efforts
(New Jersey) -- NJ.com reports the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association has joined Gov. Chris Christie and the state legislature in filing a motion Sept. 8...
article New Jersey, Monmouth Park continue sports betting fight
(New Jersey) -- For New Jersey and Monmouth Park, the battle to bring sports wagering to the state isn't over quite yet. Just two weeks after a three-judge panel...
article Third Circuit Rejects New Jersey's Bid to Legalize Sports Betting—Again
(New Jersey) -- For the second time in two years, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the state of New Jersey's attempt to legalize sports betting...

9/8/2015

article Appeal filed in New Jersey sports betting case
(New Jersey) -- he association that runs Monmouth Park Racetrack filed a motion Tuesday asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling last month that rejected...
article N.J.'s horsemen petition full appeals court to review sports betting ban
(New Jersey) -- Rulings on sports betting by a pair of three-judge federal appeals panels are so fundamentally contradictory that the full court of 23 judges must take...
article NJ horsemen seek rehearing by full Third Circuit Court of Appeals in sports betting case
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen, as expected, have filed their request for the entire bench of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals to hear the sports...

9/2/2015

article BLOG: Wanna Bet? Third Circuit Puts the Kibosh on Sports Gambling Just Before Start of NFL Season
(New Jersey) -- For the second time in three years, the Third Circuit has rejected New Jersey’s attempt to circumvent the Professional and Amateur Sports...

9/1/2015

article Court torpedoes law that authorized sports gambling in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s bid to legalize sports betting has once again been shot down by a federal appellate court but advocates say they are willing to keep...
article New Jersey Sports Betting Takes Another Hit
(New Jersey) -- A federal appeals court has denied New Jersey’s attempt to circumvent a federal ban on sports betting, saying only an act of Congress can allow...

8/31/2015

article New Jersey Sports Betting Takes Another Hit
(New Jersey) -- A federal appeals court has again struck down an attempt by New Jersey to start sports betting in the state and upheld a federal ban. The federal appeals...

8/28/2015

article Sports Gambling Law Is Unfair to New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey public, not to mention Governor Chris Christie, wants to reinstate sports gambling in Atlantic City in the hopes of reversing the...
article What's next in N.J.'s sports betting bid after court rejects plan?
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey's four-year effort to legalize sports betting suffered another legal setback Tuesday, when a three-judge U.S. Third Circuit Court of...

8/26/2015

article Court rules against sports betting in New Jersey, yet again
(New Jersey) -- Last summer, New Jersey lost yet another legal skirmish in the state’s attempt to legalize sports betting, but it had another card to play. On...
article Federal appeals court upholds ban on sports betting
(New Jersey) -- The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled against New Jersey Tuesday, deciding 2-1 to uphold the federal ban on sports betting in all but four...
article Federal judges overturn N.J. sports betting law again
(New Jersey) -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned New Jersey's sports betting law for the second time in two years, saying federal statutes forbid...
article Will court ruling on N.J. gaming stop spread of legal sports books? Don’t bet on it
(New Jersey) -- Efforts to open legal sports books outside Nevada suffered a major setback Tuesday when a federal appeals court denied New Jersey’s attempt to...
article Monmouth Park plans to continue fight to bring sports betting to track
(New Jersey) -- Sports betting at Monmouth Park will have to wait for another day, following a majority opinion by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued on Aug. 25...

8/25/2015

article Analyzing the future of New Jersey sports betting after denied appeal
(New Jersey) -- In a significant legal defeat for advocates of sports betting and for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals...
article Christie-Backed Betting Law in New Jersey Blocked by Court
(New Jersey) -- A ban on sports gambling at New Jersey’s casinos and racetracks will remain in place after a federal appeals court again rejected Governor Chris...
article Court rules against New Jersey's sports betting law
(New Jersey) -- A federal appeals court ruled against New Jersey Tuesday in a case challenging a sports gambling law the state passed in 2014 to revive its failing...
article Federal ban on sports betting upheld by appeals panel
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey has struck out again in its efforts to legally offer sports betting. A federal appeals court panel in Philadelphia on Tuesday upheld the...
article Federal panel upholds sports betting ban in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- A sports betting ban has been upheld by a federal appeals panel, dealing a setback to New Jersey's efforts to offer it.
article New Jersey’s Effort to Legalize Sports Betting Is Denied on Appeal
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s effort to offer legalized sports betting was stopped again on Tuesday by a federal appeals court, leaving legal gambling on...
article New Jersey’s Third Circuit Court Decision Encourages Deeper Examination of Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after the Third Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision on...
article Sorry, sports gambling still illegal in New Jersey after court ruling
(New Jersey) -- In a 2-to-1 vote, a three-judge panel on the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals in in Philadelphia has ruled against the authorization of sports...
article Sports wagering ruling the latest blow to Monmouth Park
(New Jersey) -- For the second time in less than two years the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling prohibiting sports wagering in New...
article Third Circuit upholds ban on NJ sports betting
(New Jersey) -- A U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Tuesday once again affirmed a federal ban against New Jersey’s law that sought to enable the state...

7/31/2015

article COMMENTARY: Legalize sports betting
(New Jersey) -- The fight to legalize sports gambling has been famously led by legislators in New Jersey, whose recent attempts to pass a state law allowing it in the...

7/5/2015

article New Jersey Still Waiting on Sports Betting Court Decision
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey continues to look toward the United States’ judicial system for relief from a quarter-century-old law that prevents it and most other US...

7/1/2015

article Everything you need to know about New Jersey’s pending high-stakes sports gambling ruling
(New Jersey) -- A monumental month of court rulings ended this week without one judicial decision that America’s professional sports leagues, gamblers, gaming...
article WALLACH: Why NJ May Win 3rd Circ. Sports Betting Case
(New Jersey) -- As we await the impending decision in the New Jersey sports betting case, no clear consensus has emerged as to which side will win. Those of us who were...

6/25/2015

article Could fantasy become reality for legalized sports betting?
(USA) -- An upcoming federal ruling in New Jersey could pave the way for professional sports gambling to become legal throughout the U.S.

5/12/2015

article Sports betting could boost casino traffic
(New Jersey) -- At a time when many states are looking for ways to reverse sagging casino revenues, there’s a three-judge panel in New Jersey pondering a decision...

4/17/2015

article State senator says percentages favor New Jersey sports betting
(New Jersey) -- A New Jersey state senator seems to think the odds favor statewide sports betting in the Garden State. The state senator, Democrat Raymond Lesniak,...

3/23/2015

article New Jersey lawmaker expects sports betting launch
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey could launch sports betting services as early as this week despite having not been given clearance to regulate such activities, according to...

3/17/2015

article New Jersey due in court for sports betting push
(New Jersey) -- Attorneys representing New Jersey will today (Tuesday) return to court in the latest stage of the US state’s effort to legalise certain forms of...
article New Jersey Sports-Betting Law Mined by 3rd Circuit
(New Jersey) -- Invoking Dr. Seuss, an attorney for New Jersey lawmakers urged the 3rd Circuit on Tuesday to revive sports gambling in the state's casinos and...
article New Jersey, Leagues Renew Court Tussle Over Sports Gambling
(New Jersey) -- The fight over legalized sports gambling in New Jersey returned to a federal appeals court Tuesday, where attorneys for the state and the country's...
article Opponents of N.J. sports gambling to make case today
(New Jersey) -- The NCAA "March Madness" basketball tournament, an annual staple of office pools across the U.S., begins tonight — just hours after...

3/16/2015

article How running an $837,000 office pool destroyed this man's life
(New Jersey) -- They were everywhere, 11 cops in full body armor, tearing apart his modest three-bedroom condo. And all John Bovery could do was watch. They knocked down...
article Last shot? New Jersey back to court in sports betting fight
(New Jersey) -- The 2 1/2-year legal battle over sports gambling in New Jersey is moving back to court. Lawyers representing the state will argue before the 3rd U.S....
article The story of when N.J. almost legalized sports betting in 1993
(New Jersey) -- Attorneys for New Jersey will return to federal court Tuesday to once again press an argument they've pushed for several years: that sports betting...

3/5/2015

article Poll: Half of New Jerseyans support bringing sports betting to racetracks
(New Jersey) -- As a March 17 sports betting hearing at the Third Circuit Court of Appeals looms, 50 percent of New Jerseyans in a Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind poll...
article Sports betting issue sharply divides New Jerseyans, poll says
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey adults are divided on the idea of legalizing sports betting at existing casinos and racetracks in the Garden State, but a clear majority is...

3/2/2015

article Donald Trump's sister among judges who will hear N.J. sports betting case
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey's effort to legalize sports betting at casinos and racetracks will return to court later this month — and one of the judges hearing...

2/19/2015

article Appeals judges named in New Jersey sports-betting case
(New Jersey) -- The sister of Donald Trump and the wife of ex-Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell are among the three federal appeals judges announced on Thursday to hear...

2/16/2015

article WALLACH: "Deja Vu All Over Again" for NJ Sports Betting Appeal
(New Jersey) -- Although the professional sports leagues are slowly warming up to the "inevitability" of expanded legal sports betting and have openly embraced...

2/13/2015

article The Leagues Strike Back in NJ sports betting case
(New Jersey) -- The leagues reply in the sports betting case: STATEMENT OF FACTS: A. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. B. New Jersey’s Relentless...

1/29/2015

article Chris Christie bets legalized sports gambling will boost Atlantic City, 2016 hopes
(New Jersey) -- If New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had his way, football fans would be flocking to Atlantic City this weekend to plunk down bets on the Super Bowl as part...

1/22/2015

article New effort for sports betting in Atlantic City launched by N.J. federal lawmakers
(Washington D.C.) -- On the day that Gov, Chris Christie signed an executive order to try to reverse Atlantic City's financial fortunes, two New Jersey U.S....

1/15/2015

article Racing group's sports-betting brief cites leagues' 'dirty hands'
(New Jersey) -- A court filing Wednesday in New Jersey’s effort to allow sports betting takes the four major pro sports leagues to task for their involvement in...

1/5/2015

article Court Stops New Jersey's Effort to Legalize Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- A New Jersey federal judge last month rejected New Jersey's latest attempt to legalize sports betting, ruling that a state statute that repealed New...

1/2/2015

article New Jersey Sports Betting Case Receives Final Deadlines
(New Jersey) -- The United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals has set the deadlines for the New Jersey Attorney General’s office as well as the NCAA and sports...

12/25/2014

article NJ court sets deadlines for briefs in sports betting dispute
(New Jersey) -- A Jan. 14 deadline for the New Jersey Attorney General’s office to file its brief in the sports betting legal battle with the NCAA and four pro...

12/2/2014

article Why Did New Jersey’s Sports Gambling Appeal Get Rejected?
(New Jersey) -- Last month, Governor Chris Christie had a significant political disappointment. Hoping to buoy the flagging Jersey gambling industry, Christie petitioned...

12/1/2014

article Gambling on sports betting, disputing jobs fairness in N.J.: Letter
(New Jersey) -- A Nov. 20 story on NJ.com quoted Ronald Riccio, an attorney for the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, as explaining that the equine...

11/30/2014

article Amick: Sports wagering in N.J. having a tough time making its way through the courts
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s elected officials are doing their best to bring sports betting here to help the economy and provide new revenues for the state.

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,...

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