View Full Version : NJ Effort to Legalize Sports Betting Faces Challenge

12-22-2012, 08:39 AM
ESPN Story Link (http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/8772273/judge-says-leagues-sue-new-jersey-sports-betting)

The leagues filed suit in August after Gov. Chris Christie vowed to defy a federal ban on sports wagering. Christie signed a sports betting law in January, limiting bets to the Atlantic City casinos and the state's horse racing tracks.

New Jersey has said it plans to license sports betting as soon as January, and in October published regulations governing licenses. But the state agreed to give the leagues 30 days' notice before it grants any licenses and hasn't done so yet, the state attorney general's office said last week.

WSJ Coverage (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323777204578194262248452082.html?m od=WSJ_hps_sections_newyork)

12-23-2012, 09:25 PM
I would speculate that when Christie is the Republican nominee in 4 years his stance on gambling could cost him votes in the Bible Belt.