A horseman from New Jersey demands sports betting re-hearing

A full panel of judges requested by the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association

According to the media reports in New Jersey, the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association does not accept its defeat on the decision of the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which upholds finding by a lower court that New Jersey is not allowed to introduce sports betting.

Lawmakers from New Jersey approved legislation allowing sports betting between states two years ago but the implementation is still put on hold following litigation by the national sports leagues and the US Department of Justice, who desire to maintain the status quo of only four states offering sports betting.

A petition filed by the Association asks the case be re-heard before the full judges’ panel instead of being heard by the three judges who rejected it earlier.

The New Jersey state is trying to circumvent the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which is quite restrictive, in order to allow for the introduction of sports betting in the Garden State. The Association also supports the cause of the state government. It is now known that in the near future the state will also submit a petition for re-hearing.

The judges from the Three Third Circuit Court of Appeals also ruled against the state with a vote of two to one during the appeal two months ago. If a re-hearing against the state of New Jersey and the Association is not lost, the Governor Chris Christie has said he would pursue the issue further, if necessary to the US Supreme Court.