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Justices rebuff NJ's effort on sports betting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, but a state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make it legal under state law anyway.

Both actions happened Monday.

First, the justices let stand a lower court ruling of a state law to allow betting on sports.

Later in the day, state Sen. Raymond Lesniak introduced a bill that would legalize sport gambling. He says he hopes the U.S. Justice Department will not challenge the bill if it is adopted.

Gov. Chris Christie did not sound like he wanted to challenge the federal government, saying, "they said no, so we have to move on."

 

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