N.J. loses again in quest to bring sports betting to state

assetContent (45)WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out New Jersey’s sports betting law, once again blocking the state from expanding its gambling options to augment Atlantic City and the horse-racing industry. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled that the state’s law violated a 1992 federal ban on sports betting, the Associated…

Posted: August 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Horse Racing Industry, Monmouth County News, Oceanport | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “N.J. loses again in quest to bring sports betting to state”

  1. Peter Grandich said at 2:36 pm on August 9th, 2016:

    I would strongly recommend lovers of the Jersey Shore to visit Monmouth Park before the end of the season because the no sports betting ruling has most likely sealed Monmouth’s faith. I truly cant imagine an icon of the shore, being empty (or worse, torn down), but this ruling just may have pull the oxygen plug.

    What really irks me is the NFL fights this, yet not only allows talk of betting lines on its own cable channel, but you can actually bet on their games in the stadium they play their London games in (not to mention fantasy football). Shame on you NFL.

    P.S. And if the vote for casinos in north Jersey fails, kiss the Meadowlands good-bye and all the remaining race horse farms in NJ. In their place shall go homes, schools and much higher taxes.

  2. So much for said at 8:56 am on August 10th, 2016:

    Federalism, states’ rights, and “home rule.” I have said for years, that AC should have a sports book like Vegas,for the east coast. And, that there should be slots at our tracks, with the profits split 3 ways, going to the tracks, casinos and Mother Jersey. People are going to bet anyway, perhaps AC and the tracks could be saved! But, agree with prior poster: you can sure (illegally?) bet, that there will be silence from courts, and no compunction from our greedy legislators, to kill us soon,all with a huge gas( and other!) tax! More stupidity, and lack of practicality and foresight, from the iron hands of our supposed “representatives!”