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New Jersey Sportsbetting Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

Shortly after seeing its first attempt to legalize sportsbetting within state borders squashed at the Supreme Court, New Jersey politicians overwhelmingly passed a new bill which now heads to the Governor's desk.

The bill was passed overwhelmingly in both the House and Senate, and now needs to be signed into law by Governor Chris Christie by August 10th, or else it will be completely scrapped and will need to be re-introduced next year. For his part, Christie has not made his intentions clear on the bill.

New Jersey had already passed a sportsbetting bill into law, but was immediately sued by the federal government and professional sports leagues in America. The case went to the Supreme Court, who refused to hear it. This new attempt would legalize the bets at New Jersey racetracks and Atlantic City casinos.

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