The fate of legalized sports betting in New Jersey will now lie in the hands of US Supreme Court magistrates.
In a last ditch effort to make legal sports betting a reality in the Garden State, New Jersey Senator Raymond Lesniak announced on Tuesday that he will be elevating the issue before the US Supreme Court later this week.
Lesniak’s move comes almost two months after the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals struck down New Jersey’s 2014 plan to offer legal sports betting in Atlantic City casinos and state racetracks.
“Winning this fight for legal sports betting means hundreds of millions dollars in economic activity and saving thousands of jobs for New Jersey. I will fight the NFL all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. And I am,” the senator said, according to ESPN reporter David Payne Purdum.