NJ Sports Betting Approved by State Legislators

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The New Jersey State Legislature has approved New Jersey's plan to offer sports betting in Atlantic City Casinos and racetracks.

The state is expected to begin accepting wagers in a number of days, joining the likes of Delaware who began accepting sports wagers on Tuesday. NJ battled for six years in court to make this day come. Sportsbook Review interviewed NJ State Senator Raymond Lesniak a number of times on NJ's plans; he remained optimistic throughout that Atlantic City would become a hub of sports wagering on the east coast of the United States.

Nevada previously enjoyed a virtual monopoly on US sports betting with its exemption from the prior federal statute the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 ("PASPA"). Nevada was the only state under that dated legislation that was able to accept unrestricted wagers on all forms of professional and college sports.

The Supreme Court overturned PASPA on May 14. "The legalization of sports gambling requires an important policy choice, but the choice is not ours to make," wrote the Supreme Court. Read the full decision of the Court.

SBR Forum members are celebrating the news. "Not ONE single vote against in the Assembly or State Senate. Unheard of," shared member topgame85. Join the discussion on NJ sports betting. "

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