New Jersey Not Giving Up On Legalizing Sports Betting
New Jersey is launching online gambling on Nov. 26 but was restricted from offering sports betting back in September. This was due to a decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia who found that New Jersey would be in conflict with federal law should it permit sports betting.
The sports betting industry is huge and it comes as no surprise that the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has filed a petition with the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia for the case to be reheard.
According to reports Gov. Chris Christie is also expected to file a petition for a rehearing. The attorney representing the association, Ronald Riccio believes that the panel’s majority decision is “contrary to the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States, and that consideration by the full court is necessary to secure and maintain uniformity of decisions.”
Gov. Chris Christie is determined to take the case all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary but is hoping the re-hearing before a full panel of judges instead of the three in September will yield positive results.