New Jersey’s attempt to permit sports betting suffered another setback in court.
Associated Press is reporting a three-judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state’s betting legislation violates federal law.
After voters OK’d a sports betting referendum in 2011 and the state passed a law in 2012, numerous sports leagues went to court to fight it.
The NCAA, NFL, NHL, NBA and Major League Baseball argued in court that the integrity of games was at stake.
But New Jersey argued that the 1992 law that regulated sports betting was unconstitutional and unfairly allowed four states – Delaware, Nevada, Montana and Oregan – to continue the practice.
Gov. Chris Christie could choose to continue the fight before the U.S. Supreme Court.