LoBiondo Readies Sports-Betting Legislation on Federal Level

Congressman Has Two Bills Set to Go Should Governor Sign State Bill into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. ? Concurring with the overwhelming public support for the ballot measure in November, U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) has prepared two pieces of legislation in expectation that the New Jersey legislature will pass a bill to allow sports-betting and Governor Chris Christie will sign it into law.

?Legalizing sports-betting would allow Atlantic City to further compete against out-of-state gaming operations, giving it an additional edge to attract visitors and critical tourism dollars. Now that New Jersey has spoken loud and clear of their support for sports-betting, I will work in Congress to get legislation passed to give our state that right,? said LoBiondo, co-chair of the Congressional Gaming Caucus.

One bill would be an exemption for the state of New Jersey from the 1992 ?The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection? law. The second bill would repeal the federal ban outright, allowing all states the option to engage in sports-betting. LoBiondo is still examining the best course of action at this time.

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