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8/25/2014

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

8/21/2014

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

8/17/2014

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

8/15/2014

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

8/13/2014

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

8/12/2014

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

8/11/2014

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

8/10/2014

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

8/9/2014

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

8/8/2014

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

8/7/2014

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

7/28/2014

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

7/17/2014

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

7/8/2014

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

7/7/2014

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

7/6/2014

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

7/4/2014

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

7/1/2014

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

6/29/2014

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

6/28/2014

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

6/27/2014

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

6/26/2014

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

6/25/2014

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

6/24/2014

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

6/23/2014

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

6/22/2014

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

6/18/2014

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

6/17/2014

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

6/5/2014

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

6/2/2014

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

5/28/2014

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

5/19/2014

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

5/15/2014

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

5/4/2014

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

4/3/2014

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

3/23/2014

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

3/20/2014

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

3/19/2014

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

3/13/2014

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

3/11/2014

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

3/9/2014

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

3/7/2014

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

3/5/2014

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

2/19/2014

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

2/18/2014

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

1/30/2014

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

1/19/2014

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

1/13/2014

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

1/11/2014

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

1/6/2014

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

12/29/2013

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

12/10/2013

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

12/9/2013

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

11/24/2013

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

11/21/2013

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

11/18/2013

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

11/16/2013

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

11/15/2013

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

11/5/2013

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

11/4/2013

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

11/3/2013

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

10/25/2013

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

9/19/2013

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

9/18/2013

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

9/17/2013

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

9/1/2013

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

8/27/2013

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

8/8/2013

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

8/7/2013

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

7/15/2013

article New Jersey takes fight to bet on sports to appeals court
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey is hoping to grab some gaming business from Las Vegas and has taken a court case to win the legal right to run sports betting operations in...
article New Jersey wages federal court battle to allow gambling on sports
(New Jersey) -- Gambling on sports is legal in Nevada, where the Las Vegas casino sports books hum with activity under the glow of giant boards that show the point...

6/27/2013

article FINIAN: Appeals Court Hears Argument on N.J. Sports Betting Law, With Uncertain Outcome
(New Jersey) -- Very lively oral arguments were held today, June 26, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on the New Jersey sports betting law, in a case...

6/26/2013

article BRENNAN: Another look back at today’s New Jersey sports betting courtroom showdown
(New Jersey) -- The seats were all taken in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals courtroom in Philadelphia on Wednesday as a case involving Aetna and a dispute over...
article New Jersey Asks Federal Court To Allow Sports Betting at Racetracks, Casinos
(Philadelphia) -- A federal appeals court in Philadelphia today heard arguments on New Jersey’s controversial sports gambling law.
article New Jersey Betting Appeal Sets Stage For Supreme Court Battle
(Philadelphia) -- A dissenting opinion written this week by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg played a role in Wednesday’s hearing in the 3rd U.S....
article New Jersey makes its final appeal for sports betting
(Philadelphia) -- In a landmark case being watched closely by other states, New Jersey made a final appeal Wednesday for being able to offer wagering on pro and college...
article NJ asks appeals court to make sports betting legal
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey officials cannot put a stop to sports gambling, but they hope to "shine a light" on it by legalizing such betting at casinos and...

6/25/2013

article BRENNAN: Olson cites today’s Voting Rights Act SCOTUS ruling to Third Circuit
(New Jersey) -- Just spotted this last-minute filing about 14 hours ahead of tomorrow’s Third Circuit Court of Appeals showdown in a Philadelphia courtroom re the...
article N.J. fight for sports betting is back in court
(New Jersey) -- With Atlantic City's diminishing gaming returns, the resort - all of New Jersey, really - is desperate for something to boost tourism and raise...
article US appeals court hearing NJ bid for sports betting
(New Jersey) -- The state of New Jersey will try again to win a court fight and become the fifth state with legal sports betting.

6/17/2013

article BRENNAN: Meet the NJ sports betting case judges
(New Jersey) -- The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals has listed its judicial panel that will hear oral argument Philadelphia on June 26 in the landmark New Jersey...
article New Jersey Sports Betting Battle Continues as Revenue Slides
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey fired back at the major sports leagues and the US Department of Justice this weekend, while at the same time posting yet another decline in...
article NJ Sports Betting Case Demonstrates Federal Online Gambling Issue
(New Jersey) -- Many gambling proponents in the United States are hoping that New Jersey prevails in its defense of legalized sports betting in the State. New Jersey...

6/14/2013

article BRENNAN: NJ horsemen file their brief in sports betting case
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association on Friday made a six-pronged argument in its response to the U.S. Dept. of Justice and the NFL...
article BRENNAN: NJ responds in NFL et al sports betting case
(New Jersey) -- Ok, here’s New Jersey’s legal brief ahead of the key June 26 oral argument at the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia:

6/5/2013

article Four States Back New Jersey On Sports Betting Appeal [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- Four states have come out in support of New Jersey’s appeal against a federal judge’s decision upholding a sports-betting ban, making it...

5/23/2013

article BRENNAN: Short-term delay in NJ sports betting filing schedule
(New Jersey) -- The Third Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday granted a request by the U.S. Department of Justice for an extension of time to file its reply brief in...

5/6/2013

article BRENNAN: 4 states join New Jersey’s sports betting case as “friends”
(New Jersey) -- (and I wonder why I incessantly check PACER for my various ongoing legal cases…) Four states – Virginia, West Virginia, Kansas, and Georgia...

4/30/2013

article New Jersey Appeal Says U.S. Betting Ban Turns States Into Puppets [sub req'd]
(New Jersey) -- A federal sports betting ban reduces states to “puppets of a ventriloquist Congress,” by preventing state legislatures from responding to the...

4/29/2013

article NJ horsemen file sports betting brief in appeals court
(New Jersey) -- The NJ Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association filed a 61-page brief in the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Monday against a U.S. District Court...

4/28/2013

article Garden State fights for sports betting
(New Jersey) -- There has been much recent discussion in Illinois about possible gambling expansion. Will existing or new casinos in Illinois have sports books to allow...

4/1/2013

article New Jersey asks court for expedited appeal in sports-betting case
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey has filed a motion asking for an expedited appeal in its fight to bring Las Vegas-style sports betting to Atlantic City casinos and state...

3/31/2013

article Touchdown for Sports Leagues: New Jersey loses round 1 of sports betting battle
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey had its day in court challenging the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) that banned sports betting in the states...

3/28/2013

article NJ files motion to expedite in sports betting case
(New Jersey) -- The state of New Jersey and their intervenors have filed a Joint Motion to Expedite to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.

3/19/2013

article New Jersey's sports betting case advances in federal court
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s attempt to overturn a federal court decision barring it from authorizing sports betting is proceeding in the U.S. Court of Appeals...

3/16/2013

article Another gambling option: NJ to allow casinos to offer fantasy sports betting using real money
(Atlantic City) -- Peyton Manning’s touchdown passes, Adrian Peterson’s first downs and Darrelle Revis’ interceptions could combine to make someone...
article NJ to let casinos accept bets on fantasy teams
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey is allowing casinos in Atlantic City to offer fantasy sports betting in a pilot program that will be announced Monday.
article Real-money fantasy sports are coming to Atlantic City casinos
(Atlantic City) -- The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement will announce Monday the temporary adoption of regulations that will authorize Atlantic City casinos to...

3/10/2013

article Should Sports Gambling Be Legal In States Like New Jersey?
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is committed to a cause that, in his eyes, is very important right now. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with...

3/9/2013

article Sports betting debate rages on as New Jersey case heads to appeals court
(Washington D.C.) -- The state of New Jersey has reignited a long-running national argument over legal betting on pro and college sports in the hope of overturning a 21-...

3/7/2013

article BRENNAN: NCAA lifts ban on NJ postseason games – for now, anyway
(New Jersey) -- The NCAA mysteriously on Wednesday lifted its ban on New Jersey universities hosting postseason tournament games.
article N.J.'s Christie says he's committed to sports betting fight
(New Jersey) -- Gov. Chris Christie says he'll take the fight to legalize sports gambling in New Jersey to the U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary.
article New Jersey Congressman Says Courts Still The Way Forward For Sports Betting [sub req'd]
(New Jersey) -- Despite a judge’s adverse ruling last week and even though he has introduced legislation to overturn a federal sports betting ban, a New Jersey...

3/6/2013

article NCAA lifts ban on N.J. tournaments
(New Jersey) -- The NCAA has lifted a recent ban against New Jersey schools being allowed to host tournament games or championships sanctioned by college sports'...

3/5/2013

article Advancing the Debate: Why Legalize Sports Betting in New Jersey?
(New Jersey) -- If it’s legal in other states, it should be legal here. And besides, if it remains illegal, it's still going to happen.
article Christie predicts U.S. Supreme Court will allow sports betting in N.J.
(New Jersey) -- Unbowed by a loss in federal court last week, Gov. Chris Christie today predicted the U.S Supreme Court will one day permit legalized sports betting in...
article G-Men in Jersey / The Department of Justice files a motion to intervene in sports betting case
(New Jersey) -- A powerful opponent has lined up against New Jersey in its effort to bring sports betting to the state—the federal government.

3/4/2013

article U.S. Sports Betting Ban Upheld By Federal Judge In New Jersey [sub req'd]
(New Jersey) -- A congressional ban on sports betting is to face further legal scrutiny after New Jersey said it would appeal Thursday's federal court ruling which...

3/2/2013

article Judge deals setback to N.J.'s sports gambling effort
(New Jersey) -- Gov. Chris Christie indicated Friday he would appeal a judge's decision upholding a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, a ruling that dealt a...

3/1/2013

article Chris Christie upset with decision on sports betting in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- If you want to bet on the Super Bowl or the World Series or the Indianapolis 500, don't go to New Jersey.
article Despite setbacks, N.J. to press ahead on sports gambling
(New Jersey) -- After suffering two setbacks in federal court, New Jersey officials are pressing ahead with a fight to give the state's struggling gambling industry...
article Judge deals setback to NJ’s sports gambling effort
(New Jersey) -- A federal judge upheld a 21-year-old law prohibiting sports betting in all but four states, dealing a setback to New Jersey’s attempts to revive...
article Lawmaker: With sports betting sidelined, state losing out on Super windfall
(New Jersey) -- With New Jersey's sports betting law getting sidelined by a judge on Thursday, a much-anticipated windfall from the state's hosting of the 2014...
article Legalized Sports Betting In NJ Suffers Setback
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s efforts to revive its struggling casino business suffered another setback on Thursday, when a federal judge upheld a law prohibiting...
article New Jersey Sports Gambling Law Blocked in Win for Leagues
(New Jersey) -- A federal judge in New Jersey threw out a law to legalize sports gambling in the state, siding with groups including the National Collegiate Athletic...
article New Jersey vows to keep fighting to overturn federal ban on sports gambling
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey may have lost the first round of its challenge of a federal ban on sports gambling but it’s not giving up on the fight.

2/23/2013

article New Jersey Sports Gambling Battle Begins
(New Jersey) -- U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp flooded the major sports leagues lawyers with tough questions during last week’s hearing in New Jersey. His...

2/18/2013

article Judge Will Probably Rule Soon on N.J. Sports Betting Plan
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey will likely learn within two weeks if it will be able to move forward with its plan to implement sports betting in the state’s casinos...

2/15/2013

article BRENNAN: More inside-the-courtroom details on Thursday’s NJ sports betting hearing
(New Jersey) -- Okay, on to Part II of the sports betting oral arguments from the courtroom of Judge Michael Shipp on Thursday:
article Fight for future of American sports gambling officially begins in New Jersey courtroom
(New Jersey) -- Across three hours Thursday afternoon in a federal court in Trenton, N.J., the initial battle began in a long legal war over a potentially seismic shift...
article Judge in New Jersey sports betting lawsuit said he'll make decision in two weeks
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey will learn within two weeks the fate of a potentially landmark court case, which would not only decide whether racetracks and casinos can...
article New Jersey makes bid to revive casino and horse racing
(New Jersey) -- State sovereignty, not point spreads, took center stage Thursday as lawyers for New Jersey and the Department of Justice sparred over the...
article New Jersey Sports-Betting Decision May Come In Two Weeks [sub req'd]
(New Jersey) -- A sports-betting ban enacted by Congress in 1992 violates the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by forcing New Jersey and other states to enforce...

2/14/2013

article New Jersey sports betting case: Oral arguments kick off
(New Jersey) -- Oral arguments begin Thursday in a New Jersey courtroom showdown that will shape the future of American sports betting. On Nov. 9, 2011, New Jersey...

2/13/2013

article LoBiondo, Pallone, push legislation to help state in sports betting fight
(New Jersey) -- One day before New Jersey is expected to appear in U.S. District Court to defend itself from a federal lawsuit challenging its sports betting plans, two...
article Opinion: Why the NFL fears legalized sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- WHAT is really at stake in today’s hearing in Trenton challenging New Jersey’s attempt to legalize sports betting in the state?
article US, NJ to argue sports betting law before judge
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey's efforts to offer legal sports gambling are being put to the test in federal court. Attorneys for the state and the U.S. Department of...

2/8/2013

article Internet gambling dies in committee in MS, vetoed in NJ
(Mississippi) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed Internet gambling Thursday, two days after an attempt to legalize online gambling in Mississippi died in committee.
article NJ Attorney General’s office comes out swinging against US Dept of Justice backing of sports betting law
(New Jersey) -- Unmentioned – not surprisingly – in last week’s intervening brief by the U.S. Department of Justice in the New Jersey sports betting...
article Breaking: NJ horsemen, 2 pols submit brief in NJ sports betting lawsuit
(New Jersey) -- We’re still waiting to hear from state Attorney General’s office and the NFL, NCAA et al today as each side respond to the Department of Justice’s...

2/7/2013

article Christie again vetoes NJ’s Internet gambling law
(Atlantic City) -- Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill Thursday that would have made New Jersey the third state to legalize gambling over the Internet, but said he would...
article Christie backs Internet gambling with changes suggested in conditional veto
(Atlantic City) -- Gov. Chris Christie will allow the state to legalize Internet gambling but only if lawmakers agree to limit online wagering to a 10-year test period...
article Christie signals way forward to Internet gambling with conditional veto
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie issued a conditional veto to legislation that would regulate Internet Gambling in the state, sending a revised version...
article Governor Christie Supports Most of Online Gambling Bill
(New Jersey) -- In a victory for online gambling proponents, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie supported most of the online gambling bill. While he did veto portions of...

2/6/2013

article Gaming Official: Internet Gambling Could Save and Even Add Jobs to Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- On Monday, Feb. 4, Michael Frawley, president of the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, urged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to sign a bill allowing for...
article State Sen. Lesniak says Christie veto could spur risky referendum on Internet gambling
(Atlantic City) -- If Gov. Chris Christie doesn’t sign legislation legalizing Internet gambling in New Jersey, lawmakers may consider putting the measure on a...
article Time Running Out on New Jersey Internet Gaming Bill
(New Jersey) -- All eyes are on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to see whether Atlantic City casinos will soon be able to offer their casino games, including poker,...

2/5/2013

article Atlantic City Casino Boss Pitches for Online Poker
(Atlantic City) -- Michael Frawley, boss of the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel which was recently purchased by online poker room, Poker Stars, has put in a word of support...
article Internet gambling could net Atlantic City $80 million in investments, casino exec says
(Atlantic City) -- Selling the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel to the parent company of PokerStars would net the city additional capital investments of $30 million this year...
article Online Gambling Interests Hopeful Christie Will Back NJ Internet Gaming
(New Jersey) -- The clock is ticking on a bid for New Jersey to get into the Internet gambling business, and supporters of the plan are hoping Governor Chris Christie...

2/4/2013

article AC officials highlight benefits of legalized sports gambling
(Atlantic City) -- $93,889,840 was gambled in Las Vegas on the Super Bowl last year, according to handicapper Jimmy Boyd. Now Atlantic City wants in on the action.
article Atlantic Club casino pres: Sign Internet bet bill
(Atlantic City) -- The president of an Atlantic City casino being bought by the world's largest online poker company urged Gov. Chris Christie to sign a bill...
article Department Of Justice Steps Into Fight Over Sports Gambling In New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- On August 7, 2012, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Football League (NFL), National Basketball...
article Justice Department Intervenes in Dispute over Sports Betting in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- Saying the 20-year federal ban on sports betting is unconstitutional, New Jersey is challenging the law in hopes of legalizing sports betting at casinos...

2/3/2013

article A Call to Action
(New York) -- Last week, football fans across the country committed a crime: they bet on the Super Bowl. Billions of dollars was wagered on the game, almost all of it...
article Struggling casino awaits Christie decision on I-gaming bill
(Atlantic City) -- A Feb. 7 deadline for Gov. Christie to sign off on a bill legalizing Internet gambling from computer servers based here is creating a sense of urgency...
article Union urges Christie to sign Internet betting bill
(Atlantic City) -- The president of Atlantic City's largest casino workers' union called on Gov. Chris Christie to sign an Internet gambling bill, saying online...

2/2/2013

article OP/ED: N.J. Internet gambling looks like a bad bet
(New Jersey) -- Governor Christie has been receiving pressure from all sides regarding the passage of an internet gambling bill. Supporters of online gambling say it...

2/1/2013

article Breaking: New Jersey sports betting brief by DOJ has been filed
(New Jersey) -- The U.S. Department of Justice filed its brief Friday in federal court in Trenton in support of a 21-year-old Congressional law that bars New Jersey from...
article Editorial: Online gaming as lifeline
(Las Vegas) -- The Miss America pageant was invented in 1921 to extend Atlantic City's summer season by a couple of weeks. In 2006, the Miss America pageant...

1/27/2013

article Sports betting is here to stay, so make the money legal: Editorial
(New Jersey) -- The coalition of professional sports leagues and the NCAA that is suing our state should stop acting like sports betting in New Jersey will be a threat...
article Government Intervention in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- A powerful opponent has lined up against New Jersey in its effort to bring sports betting to the state—the federal government.

1/23/2013

article BRENNAN: Governor Christie speaks on the federal intervention to the NJ sports betting case
(New Jersey) -- After addressing the online gaming bill (see previous post on Meadowlands Matters), Governor Christie was asked last night on the 101.5 radio show...

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