TRENTON – New Jersey has another chance to make its case to offer traditional sports betting at Monmouth Park and other racetracks and casinos, getting a rare en banc rehearing Wednesday from The Third Circuit Court of Appeals rekindled New Jersey’s hopes of offering sports betting at racetracks and casinos in the state by granting the state’s petition to rehear en banc whether it will be permitted to bypass the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA). TRENTON, N.J. (CN) — New Jersey cannot allow sports betting at racetracks or Atlantic City casinos without violating longstanding federal law, the Third Circuit ruled Tuesday. The 10-2 opinion, which was issued by the en banc 12-member panel of the court, strikes down a 2014 state law that might have paved the way for sports gambling in The Third Circuit rarely grants en banc consideration; only one of 2,402 appeals in 2014 and two of 2,715 appeals in 2013 were considered by the court sitting en banc. So New Jersey has made it past the biggest procedural obstacle in its path. But New Jersey and sports bettors should not celebrate just yet. New Jersey Sports Betting Case: Examining The History And Potential Future May 22, 2018 On May 14, 2018, the United States Supreme Court reversed a federal ban on state-authorized sports betting , opening the door for states to offer legal, regulated sports wagering to residents in their state.
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Sports betting is now legal in the garden state, and officials there say that gamblers have already placed nearly a billion dollars in bets at casinos and race tracks. CBSN New York's Meg Baker ... But New Jersey’s sports betting handle through June is just 22.4% off the $1.98 billion total at this point last year. Revenue, meanwhile, is nearly flat, down just 0.6% at $108.9 million. Gov. Chris Christie says that if the Supreme Court rules in his state's favor in a major sports betting case, then sports betting would quickly become available in the state. The GOP governor was ... Donald Trump talking with John Kosich about the difficult uphill battle in 1993 trying to convince the state legislature to move forward on sports betting in New Jersey. The horse racing track in northern New Jersey is set to bring legal sports betting to New York City's doorstep.