State Sen. Sarlo wants betting on college playoff or championship games to be allowed in NJ

A state lawmaker wants to allow betting on college playoff or championship games.

News 12 Staff

Oct 21, 2020, 8:30 PM

Updated 1,334 days ago

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State Sen. Sarlo wants betting on college playoff or championship games to be allowed in NJ
A state lawmaker wants to allow betting on college playoff or championship games.
Sen. Paul Sarlo has introduced a bill calling for the question to be placed on next year’s general election ballot. It would allow betting on college playoff or championship games held in New Jersey, along with such games played in other states in which New Jersey teams are involved.
"These are games that are nationally televised, with a lot of interest all around the country, and a lot of people coming into the state from all over the country to witness these games," Sarlo told the Associated Press. "Many of them would want to make a wager on these games, but they can't do it in New Jersey. Why should we lose out on that money?'"
If voters approve a referendum that could be on the November 2021 ballot, it would remove a significant part of New Jersey’s current ban on betting on college sports.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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