New Jersey Sportsbetting Court Case Postponed

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A US federal court date in which a judge will grant an opinion on New Jersey's attempt to legalize intrastate sportsbetting has been postponed until the end of October.

The hearing was originally scheduled for October 6th but was postponed to a period on or before October 31st to allow for US District Judge Michael Shipp to present their briefs either for or against sportsbetting so that he can review it.

New Jersey sportsbetting has been a legal saga over the past several years. The state put the measure on a ballot, which was voted for overwhelmingly by Garden State voters, which was then passed into law. That attempt was then shot down in US federal court when the federal government and sports leagues opposed the law. Governor Chris Christie then declared sportsbetting legal within state borders, which was again opposed by sports leagues. That is where the attempt to legalize sportsbetting currently sits, and it is unknown what the future may hold.

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