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New Jersey Passes Sportsbetting Bill 27-1

The New Jersey Senate has passed a bill that will repeal the state's prohibition of sportsbetting by a 27-1 margin.

The bill will recommend that sportsbetting be allowed at the state's casinos as well as racetracks. The measure was written by State Senator Ray Lesniak and passed by a wide margin.

Commenting on the bill's passage New Jersey Senator Jennifer Beck said, “This is in the best interests of our state and clearly in the best interests of several important industries that we know are having some challenges at this moment in time."

Currently New Jersey has a case sitting in US Federal Court, as it has legalized sportsbetting within its borders but is being sued by the Federal Government and US professional sports leagues. The case is scheduled to be heard on October 31st in the US Third Circuit Court.

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