New Jersey Sportsbetting Lawsuit Gets Support From Four States

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State politicians from four US states have come out in their support of New Jersey's opposition to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which outlaws sportsbetting in all but a few states.

The support comes from politicians in Virginia, Georgia, West Virginia, and Kansas, who all support The Garden State's philosophical stance that PAPSA is unconstitutional.

New Jersey originally passed a law legalizing sportsbetting in its state, but was instantly sued by major sports leagues as well as the federal government, who claim that New Jersey is in violation of state law. New Jersey countered, saying that PAPSA is unconstitutional as it does not allow states equal rights. A federal court ruled against New Jersey, but Governor Chris Christie continues to appeal, vowing to take the case to the Supreme Court if necessary.

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