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Justices rebuff NJ´s effort on sports betting
Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 6/23/2014 11:22:27 AM

Washington - The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, rebuffing an attempt to bring betting on professional and college sporting events to Atlantic City casinos and the state´s racetracks. The justices did not comment in letting stand lower court rulings that struck down New Jersey´s sports betting law because it conflicts with a federal law that that allows state-sanctioned sports gambling only in Nevada and three other states. The state's appeal was led by Gov. Chris Christie and it argued that New Jersey was trying to limit illegal sports wagering and capture some of that money for the state treasury.

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Of course Gov. Christie would lead the charge to have more tax dollars to spend. Next, marijuana sales, prostitution, etc. Reasoning? Since it´s happening is illegal, we should get our cut through "legal" taxation.

      


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