Menendez Statement on SCOTUS Agreeing to Hear NJ Sports Betting Case

Menendez Statement on SCOTUS Agreeing to Hear NJ Sports Betting Case

   

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear New Jersey’s case to legalize sports betting: 

 

“I am pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to hear New Jersey’s case for legalizing sports betting.  While federal restrictions on sports betting are well intentioned, fans continue to place bets on their favorite teams regardless.  By bringing sports gaming into the light, states can collect much needed revenue as well as protect against underground and dangerous operations.  New Jerseyans deserve nothing less, and they made their voices known by overwhelmingly supporting legalized sports betting in the state referendum.  Our state legislature has passed laws that continue to be blocked by the courts, but it is my hope that the nation’s highest court will allow New Jersey’s laws to finally go into effect.”

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