TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New Jersey is moving ahead with plans to permit betting on sports in the state, but legal challenges could stall the rollout.
Gov. Chris Christie on Friday signed a bill passed this week in the Legislature that would partially repeal New Jersey’s prohibition on sports wagering.
Christie last month ordered the attorney general to halt enforcement of sports betting laws at the state’s racetracks and casinos. No tracks or casinos have started offering it yet.
Professional sports leagues and the NCAA oppose such wagering and are fighting in court to prevent New Jersey’s racetracks and casinos from taking sports bets.