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Third Circuit Court of Appeals continues to deny New Jersey sports betting legalization

The state of New Jersey has tried time and time again to legalize sports betting within their borders but have continually had no luck. Back in August, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 in the NCAA v. Christie case that a statute in New Jersey seeking to repeal the state’s ban of sports betting, partially, constituted an authorization in violation of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which is a federal measure.

Over the past four years, the state has battled against major sports organizations including the NFL, NBA and NCAA. Along with the sports leagues, the state has been fighting the government for the right to offer sports betting to try and save the casino industry. In 2013, a statute was created that authorized sports betting but was cut down b…