New Jersey set to approve sports betting, horse betting in bars

TRENTON - (AP) - New Jersey lawmakers are set to expand theways in which residents can gamble.

The state legislature will vote Monday on bills that wouldlegalize sports betting and set up a pilot program in which patronsat up to 12 bars or restaurants could place bets on horse races.

But even if the sports betting measure passes and is signed byGov. Chris Christie, who supports it, New Jersey would still haveto go to court to try to overturn a federal ban on sports bettingin all but four states.

Only after that law is overturned could New Jerseyans placelegal bets on the Jets, Giants or Eagles, among other teams.

Bills for gambling in New Jersey set for votes AP: NJ voters may get say on Internet gambling NJ senator pushes online betting bill NJ voters: We want to bet on sports if U.S. says yes Internet bets allowed under NJ sports bet proposal

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