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In Expected Move, Judge Rules Against N.J.'s Sports Gambling Bid

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U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp on Friday night ruled that the state of New Jersey "cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost the state’s struggling horse racing and casino industries." The decision "was the expected outcome, since the judg...

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