Nj Gov. Chris Christie was gung-ho on sports wagering for his state back in 2011.
New Jersey has lost once more in its bid to be the first state to introduce legalized recreations betting since the government cracked down in the practice over 20 years ago. A federal appeals court said that the state law New Jersey is attempting to placed into practice is trumped with a law that is federal outlaws the practice.
In a variety of ways, the decision wasn’t at all a shock. When New Jersey passed the latest Jersey Sports Wagering Law in 2011 after having a voter referendum, it had been clear that the state was set for a fight with several opposing factions. Once Governor Chris Christie signed the bill into law last year, it absolutely was just a matter of time before several major sports organizations would challenge it. Sure enough, the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, nationwide Hockey League, therefore the NCAA all sued their state.
The case that is initial heard in March of this year. A federal judge said that the state could not legalize sports betting, citing the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) at that time. Passed in 1992, that act officially outlawed recreations betting in all states which had not legalized the training by 1, 1993 january.
Based on the continuing state of the latest Jersey, however, that legiContinue reading