NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Casinos and racetracks in New Jersey will have to wait a bit longer for a judge’s ruling on the state’s efforts to allow legal sports gambling.
U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp was to have published an opinion on Monday. But the judge granted an extension so the two sides could file more briefs.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Don Ly's Children Continue To Search For Answers After Father's American Dream Ended In Deadly Stabbing In South Philadelphia
Shipp will hear oral arguments in Trenton on October 31. He’ll then rule on whether his 2013 order permits New Jersey to allow sports betting, as long as it isn’t state-regulated.
Gov. Chris Christie last month ordered the state attorney general’s office not to prosecute casinos and racetracks if they offered sports betting.READ MORE: Camden County Businesses, Officials Worry As Heavy Rains, Flooding Become More Common
The four pro sports leagues and the NCAA have sued to stop the effort.
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