Solicitor General Setback May Lead To Another New Jersey Sports-Betting Bill

New Jersey may be moving closer to decriminalizing sports betting in the wake of Wednesday’s recommendation by the acting U.S. Solicitor General that the U.S. Supreme Court should deny a hearing on the state’s latest appeal to permit wagering on games.

In his 24-page opinion, acting solicitor general Jeff Wall said the option of a total repeal is still available to New Jersey.

“If New Jersey wishes to repeal its prohibition on sports gambling altogether and thereby remain silent with respect to such gambling, or to adopt a partial repeal, that is not a de facto authorization,” Wall wrote.

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