The state of New Jersey has been handed another setback in its attempt to legalize sportsbetting within its borders after the US Court of Appeals dealt the state a 2-1 decision upholding the PASPA law.
The court ruled that New Jersey's attempts to legalize sportsbetting violated the Professional and Amateur Sports Act, giving a major victory for professional sports leagues who are trying to keep sportsbetting outlawed in the United States. The Garden State passed a law which legalized sportsbetting at casinos and racetracks within their borders, hoping the activity will keep jobs for those employed in the gambling sector, which has struggled mightily over the past several years.
Commenting on the release Major League Baseball said, "We are pleased that the Third Circuit has adopted the position of the sports leagues and the N.C.A.A."
The state of New Jersey will now appeal again, going before the full bench of the Third Circuit Court. Casino Listings will update this story as more developments arise.