New Jersey Will Appeal Sports Betting Ruling

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The state of New Jersey will officially appeal a federal judge's ruling that blocks the state from offering legalized sports betting within its boundaries, the Garden State's Governor and other politicians told Reuters on Friday.

"We are confident that the federal court of appeals will conclude that New Jersey should be treated equally with other states," Christie said.

The state had passed a law last year that would have legalized sports betting in New Jersey casinos and racetracks, and effectively worked as a challenge against the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which allowed sports betting in just four states.

Last week U.S. federal judge Michael Shipp ruled against the state, instituting a permanent injunction that will legally prevent New Jersey from offering the bets.

Also commenting on the issue, New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney said: "Sports gambling can provide hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue to the state, creating jobs and economic growth."

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Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.