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As Justices Weigh Cert For NJ, Sports Betting Push Surges

By Zachary Zagger (January 12, 2017, 7:11 PM EST) -- With the U.S. Supreme Court set to consider Friday whether to hear New Jersey's challenge to a 25-year-old federal law prohibiting states from authorizing sports betting, pressure to change the law will only continue to build — regardless of how the court rules.

New Jersey has been trying to allow sports betting at its struggling casinos and racetracks for several years only to be blocked by the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1991, which outlaws sports betting in all but a few states, notably Nevada. The law prohibits those other states from taking action to "authorize" wagering on...

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