UPDATE: Interview w/ State Senator Lesniak, New Jersey Sports Betting update
Update: State Senator Raymond Lesniak joined Sportsbook Review for an exclusive interview this morning to discuss New Jersey sports betting.
Breaking news out of New Jersey on the topic of legal sports betting. State Senator Raymond Lesniak (D - NJ) issued the following statement on his personal Facebook account minutes ago.
"Attorney General, John Hoffman, has issued a directive to law enforcement that prohibitions on Sports Wagering in casinos and at racetracks would no longer be enforced. He also has filed a motion with the US District Court (Judge Shipp) seeking "clarification or modification" of the injunction prohibiting enforcement of the NJ Sports Wagering Law."
Sportsbook Review last reported in June that New Jersey was dealt a blow by the US Supreme Court, who declined to hear NJ's appeal on bringing legal sports betting to their backyard. New Jersey was attempting to overturn 22 year old federal statute the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act ("PASPA") which outlaws wagering on the outcome of sporting events nationwide with the exceptions of Nevada, Delaware, Oregon, and Montana.
Sportsbook Review is attempting to reach the State Senator's office to arrange another interview.