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Leagues Call on Federal Court to Stop Sports Betting in New Jersey

The legal battle over sports wagering in New Jersey isn't over yet–according to a report by NJ.com, the NCAA, NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL filed papers in federal court on Monday to halt sports betting in the state, which was slated to begin this weekend at Monmouth Park.

The leagues argue that the law signed by Gov. Chris Christie on Friday is the latest in a series of clever steps around a federal ban on the wagering, and request an immediate injunction. A judge is expected to consider the injunction on Tuesday afternoon in a Trenton court.

Proponents of the practice point to a loophole which may make it permissible as long as the wagering is not regulated or licensed by the state, but by private companies.

Monmouth Park spokesman Dennis Drazen said he believes the leagues have “no chance” to halt sports betting.

Read more at NJ.com

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