U.S. Appeals Court Rules Against New Jersey Sports Betting Law
NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled against a New Jersey law authorizing sports gambling in the state, according to a court ruling, upholding a lower court ruling that voided New Jersey’s repeal of some prohibitions against sports gambling.
The choice by the U.S. New Jersey lost the case, but it attempted once more final year with new legislation that attempts an end-run around the federal ban which prohibits states from authorizing, sponsoring, operating or licensing the practice – by essentially removing state handle and deregulating sports wagering at casinos and racetracks.
(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel writing by Megan Davies)
. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit was by a two-1 vote.
The NCAA, NFL, NBA and other leagues sued just after New Jersey lawmakers legalized sports betting in 2012
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