TRENTON – A prime supporter of New Jersey’s sports betting law said the fight will continue despite a court setback today.
“We will continue to fight this injustice by either appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court or to the entire Court of Appeals,” Sen. Ray Lesniak said in a release after the Third Circuit turned back the N.J. law in a 2-1 ruling.
“For the first time, a judge has ruled in our favor.
"That gives us hope that others, either Supreme Court Justices or the entire Court of Appeals for our District, will allow New Jersey to enjoy the economic benefits of sports betting that are now reserved exclusively for Nevada.
“Las Vegas is jammed for Super Bowl week and for the NCAA’s Final Four weekend while Atlantic City is a ghost town. That's just wrong. The only other beneficiaries of the court's ruling today are sports betting rings run by organized crime and the off-shore Internet sites for sports betting.”
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"It's incredible, it's a dream. I would never have imagined that I would be running for mayor, but to have Ken Gibson say that, I didn't expect it. Having Ken Gibson on my side is the ultimate reference check. It's the ultimate in street credibility. Mr. Gibson said it, when he was running for mayor, people said that they weren't ready, but Mr. Gibson said 'ready or not, here I come.' I think that's apropos for my campaign. Newark is ready for this." Newark Mayoral candidate Ras Baraka- PolitickerNJ.com
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