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Appeals Panel Upholds Ban On Sports Betting In N.J.; Supporters To Continue Fight

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 26 / 15

A federal appeals panel yesterday "upheld an earlier decision blocking New Jersey’s latest bid to allow Las Vegas-style sports betting at the state’s racetracks and Atlantic City’s casinos, effectively scuttling the plan for the rest of the year," according to a front-page piece by...

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04/15/98
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