Bet You: N.J. Aims to Legalize Sports Wagering


The New Jersey sports gambling case story is not getting a ton of coverage, but it could prove to be a fairly significant one in 2013. In November 2011, the stateapproved a non-binding referendum to allow sports betting. In January 2012, Governor Chris Christie signed legislation to allow sports betting, and subsequently announced plans to implement a wagering system across the state before the end of the 2012 NFL season.


In making this announcement, Christie stated that those who opposed New Jersey's plan would need to take action to stop them. Such action in the recent past has come under the Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA). The law has regulated sports betting throughout the United States, providing exceptions to states that had sports...

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