Once New Jersey signs off officially on sports betting, federal lawmakers are ready to make the case for the state to have it. U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo has prepared two pieces of legislation in expectation that the New Jersey legislature will pass a bill to allow sports-betting and Governor Chris Christie will sign it into law.
One bill would be an exemption for the state of New Jersey from the 1992 “The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection” law. The second bill would repeal the federal ban outright, allowing all states the option to engage in sports-betting. LoBiondo says he is still examining the best course of action at this time.