Gov. Christie awaits sports betting ruling

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says sports betting at Monmouth Park Racetrack would be "open inside a week" if the U.S. Supreme Court relaxes a ban.

The Republican says the court "may issue an oral argument before the end of June." Christie says that opens the chance for gamblers to wager on the Super Bowl.

Christie appeared as a guest host Monday on New York radio station WFAN's "Boomer and Carton program.

A 1992 federal law bans sports betting in every state except Delaware, Montana, Nevada and Oregon.

New Jersey's attorney general has asked the court to hear arguments in favor of legalizing sports betting.

Christie also criticized the federal government for allowing states to legalize recreational marijuana even though it's illegal, while restricting sports betting.

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