Former New Jersey Governor Blasts Illinois, Pennsylvania On Sports Betting

As New Jersey released another impressive sports-betting revenue report on Tuesday, former Republican Governor Chris Christie delivered a scathing rebuke of the regulatory regimes of Illinois and Pennsylvania.

New Jersey sports-betting handle reached a record of more than $445m in September, the state's Division of Gaming Enforcement reported Tuesday. Revenue was nearly $38m, equaling a hold of more than 8.5 percent.

Christie, who signed the New Jersey sports-betting bill approved by the U.S. Supreme Court in a milestone decision in May 2018, called Pennsylvania’s sports-betting industry “a rolling dumpster fire.”

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