Tuesday November 5,2013 : FOUR U.S. STATES SUPPORT NEW JERSEY SPORTS BETTING LITIGATION (Update)
Gov. Chris Christie cheered on in his request for a re-hearing by a full panel of appeal court judges.
The publication North Jersey.com reports that four other U.S. states have reiterated their formal support for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s efforts last week to gain a re-hearing of a sports betting lawsuit at the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia
Christie's request for a re-hearing before a full panel of judges has resonated with his supporters after the 3rd Appeal Court decided on a split 2-1 vote to uphold a lower court's ruling that New Jersey may not implement a sports betting law that would effectively overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA.)
PASPA restricts sports betting to just four US states, Nevada, Delaware, Montana, and Oregon and is seen by many as unconstitutional and anti-competitive.
State officials in Virginia, West Virginia, Kansas and Georgia – as they did before the prior ruling – offered their support Monday for the philosophical stance taken by New Jersey while expressing no opinion on the merits of sports betting.