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Trump Administration Supports Pro Sports Leagues In New Jersey Sports Betting Case

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 26 / 17

The Trump administration is "siding with professional sports leagues in their opposition to allowing New Jersey to offer sports betting," while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is "calling the league 'hypocrites' for opposing betting" while having teams in Las Vegas, according to the AP. The solicitor...

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