NEW YORK (WFAN) — New Jersey State Sen. Ray Lesniak says he’ll be placing a bet — legally — on the NFL, one way or another.
On Monday, if the U.S. Supreme Court accepts the state’s sports betting appeal, Lesniak is confident a ruling will clear the way for legalized sports betting in the Garden State.
If the Supreme Court declines, Lesniak is prepared to introduce legislation that would amend state law and sanction sports betting in N.J.’s racetracks and Atlantic City casinos in time for Week 1 of the NFL season. And he expects it to pass and be signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.
“I’m not saying ‘One day.’ I’m saying September,” Lesniak said Thursday on WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” show. “We’re going ahead, kind of just like Colorado and Washington went ahead with legalized marijuana.”