New Jersey doesn’t give up

New Jersey’s intentions on legalize sports betting has been intervened by the U.S. Department of Justice once again. Governor Chris Christie’s effort to mirror Nevada’s gambling opportunities dealt a setback in effort to legalize sports betting in New Jersey.

The Depart. of Justice also requests to participate in oral argument on Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. in Trenton. Here are some of the statements from the the defendants:

“This development, while not particularly helpful, is not surprising, and it does not impact our legal strategy in any way.

We will continue to prepare for the February 14th oral argument, including by coordinating our arguments with counsel for the other defendants.” – New Jersey state Senator Ray Lesniak.

Let’s have a look on some of the previous events to have a better understanding:

The 1992 law wrought out a limited exception only for the State of New Jersey, allowing the state to offer sports gambling as long as it passed a law permitting such wagering within one year. But the measure did not make it to the vote for a statewide referendum before the deadline expired.

In November 2011, 64% of New Jersey voters endorse a referendum to allow the sports gambling at the casinos and tracks in despite of the Feds ban.

Governor Christie predicted on May of 2011 that the New Jersey state could offer sports betting by last fall. Some of you may remember Christie’s words:

“We intend to go forward and allow sports betting to happen, If someone wants to stop us, then let them try to stop us.”

The state, which originally hoped to have the “approval” of the Feds for the Super Bowl, will have to wait yet again until next year.

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