TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey is responding to a request by the major pro sports leagues and the NCAA to prevent the state from allowing sports gambling to begin this weekend.

In a court filing late Wednesday, the state reiterated its contention that the language in a federal appeals court ruling last year opened the door for New Jersey to roll back its prohibitions on sports gambling. Gov. Chris Christie signed a law last Friday that does that.

Monmouth Park has said it will offer sports gambling beginning Sunday. The leagues and NCAA asked a federal judge this week for a temporary injunction to stop that from happening.

Only Nevada currently offers single-game sports betting. Delaware and two other states are allowed to offer multi-game sports parlay pools.

Banks in New Jersey, however, might not want to do business with sports books right off the bat, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported.

“Banks are licensed by the federal government, and some by the states, and they’d be concerned about having a problem,” said gaming consultant Frank Catania, who used to head up New Jersey’s gaming enforcement.

Casinos will stay away for similar reasons, Catania added. They have properties and licenses in other states.

“However, with regards to the racetracks, they’re only licensed in New Jersey, and I think they’ll go ahead as long as there’s no injunction,” Catania said.

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