No Go in Jersey 9/18/13
NEWARK, N.J. - A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to New Jersey's efforts to legalize sports gambling, upholding a ruling that the state's betting law conflicts with federal law and shouldn't be implemented. The ruling likely means New Jersey's last chance to legalize sports gambling is to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case.
Voters passed a sports betting referendum in 2011, and last year New Jersey enacted a law that limited bets to the Atlantic City casinos and the state's horse racing tracks. Bets wouldn't be taken on games involving New Jersey colleges or college games played in the state.