NJ Sports Betting Law Struck Down By 3rd Circ.

By Martin Bricketto (August 25, 2015, 10:36 AM EDT) -- New Jersey's Hail Mary pass to legalize sports gambling has again failed to withstand court scrutiny, with the Third Circuit on Tuesday finding that a state law allowing such betting at casinos and racetracks violates the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992.

The 2-1 decision is the latest win for sports leagues and the National Collegiate Athletic Association in their battle with Gov. Chris Christie's administration and comes nearly two years after a different panel of the appellate court rejected the state's constitutional challenges to PASPA and refused to revive its earlier sports gambling law. PASPA bars all...

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