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Judge to Rule Today on New Jersey Sportsbetting

A US District Judge is expected to issue his ruling on the legislation of New Jersey sportsbetting, settling the case temporarily before the next round of appeals is issued.

Judge Michael Shipp is set to make his decision today whether New Jersey can offer legal sportsbetting or whether to continue an injunction against the state to prevent the wagers from taking place. The State of New Jersey voted to legalize sportsbetting, but that move was promptly challenged the country's major sports leagues and federal government, who succeeded in court and had the ban continued. That ban was again challenged this year, when Governor Chris Christie ruled that the activity was legal, and the state Legislature fixed flaws in the original law.

The ruling is set to take place shortly after Seton University published a study which revealed that 55% of US citizens want legalized sportsbetting, while 33% want the PAPSA restrictions to remain in place. The strongest support for legal sportsbetting comes in the 18 to 29 year age bracket.

Casino Listings will update this story as more developments arise.

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