Anticipating the U.S. Supreme Court will deny New Jersey’s latest appeal next week, Senator Ray Lesniak decided not to wait and planned to introduce on Thursday the so-called “nuclear option” bill which would essentially abolish the state’s role in restricting sports betting.
“This is the last card I have left, and I decided to play it,” said Lesniak, a Democrat who will retire from the New Jersey state Senate at the end of the year.
“I want to send an indirect message to the Supreme Court, and I want to send a direct message to the NFL (National Football League).”
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