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New Jersey Responds to Lawsuit Brought by Pro Sports Leagues

The state of New Jersey has responded to a lawsuit brought forth by the major professional sports leagues in the United States which is seeking to block the Garden State from offering legal sportsbetting.

In their response New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman said that the sports leagues are contradicting themselves, as last year they claimed that the 1992 PASPA bill does not require New Jersey to maintain its sportsbetting bans, but is now claiming that New Jersey's attempt to overturn its sportsbetting laws is unconstitutional.

The sports leagues are attempting to get an injunction as quickly as possible, as the Monmouth Park is expected to begin accepting bets on Sunday. It is expected that sportsbetting could bring a substantial boost to New Jersey's struggling betting industry, in which horse racing tracks and casinos are losing revenue on a monthly basis.

The rebuttal was quickly backed by New Jersey's thoroughbred horseman and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.

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