New Jersey has been trying to legalize sports betting but has met fierce resistance from sports leagues and current federal laws which it hoped to change. In the latest blow to an already battered state, a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled two over one against New Jersey. The only one in favour, judge Thomas Vanaskie, mentioned in a statement that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is a federal law that actually violates federalist ideals. New Jersey state senator Raymond Lesniak offered a hopeful assertion: "For the first time, a judge has ruled in our favour. That gives us hope that others will allow New Jersey to enjoy the economic benefits of sports betting that are now reserved exclusively for Nevada." Last year, state governor Chris Christie signed a law allowing sports wagers in Atlantic City casinos and the state's racetrack but was sued by sports leagues claiming the law would affect the current leagues teams and games by opening the door to corruption and influence. Last March, a federal judge rendered Christie's law void and the state appealed, but last Tuesday the tree-judge panel ruled once more against New Jersey.
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Caesars to launch sports betting in Mississippi and Atlantic CityJul 31, 2018
Two Atlantic City casinos which is owned by Caesars Entertainment will now allow sports betting in the casino and another two in Mississippi will start offering it from mid-August.
NCAA reiterates their stance on sports bettingJul 20, 2018
The NCAA announced on Thursday which suggested that an internal team of experts have started to examine the impacts of legalized sports betting on college sports, use of integrity services and rules.
Ohio legislature introduces Sports betting billJul 16, 2018
"General Assembly intends to develop and enact legislation for legalizing sports betting sports betting," bill states.
Pennsylvania might adopt new rules for sport bettingJun 29, 2018
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved new temporary rules as it opened its doors to sports wagering on Wednesday.