Chris Christie Remains Committed To Sports Betting Fight
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he isn’t throwing in the towel in the fight to legalize sports gambling in New Jersey.
Christie said Thursday after visiting a group home for people with disabilities that he’ll take the fight to the Supreme Court if he has to.
Last month a federal judge in Trenton upheld a 1992 law that bans sports gambling in New Jersey and 45 other states. Only Nevada, Oregon, Montana and Delaware are exempted. The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA oppose New Jersey’s efforts.
On Wednesday the NCAA told The Associated Press it has reversed a ban on New Jersey hosting NCAA-sanctioned championship events. It put the ban in place last year after Christie vowed to move ahead with plans to license sports betting operators.
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