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Old 05-25-2012, 08:13 AM
 
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New Jersey to defy federal law, move forward on sports betting - ESPN

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New Jersey will defy a federal ban and let people bet on the outcomes of football, basketball and other games this fall, Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday.
Should be interesting.

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A federal law called the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act limits sports betting to four states that approved it by a 1991 deadline: Nevada, Delaware, Oregon and Montana. At the time, New Jersey was given the chance to become the fifth but failed to act during a prescribed window.
Now this is just NJ's fault for not acting promptly back in 1991 but maybe this will work for them this time around.
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