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Originally published June 23, 2014 at 7:25 AM | Page modified June 23, 2014 at 11:40 AM

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Justices rebuff NJ's effort on sports betting

The Supreme Court has left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, but a state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make it legal under state law anyway.


Associated Press

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. —

The Supreme Court has left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, but a state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make it legal under state law anyway.

The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling of a state law to allow sports betting. The appeal argued that the state was trying to limit illegal sports wagering and capture some of that money for the state treasury.

Later in the day, state Sen. Raymond Lesniak introduced a bill that would legalize sports gambling. He says he hopes the U.S. Justice Department will not challenge the bill if it is adopted.

Gov. Chris Christie did not sound like he wanted to challenge the federal government, saying, "they said no, so we have to move on."



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