Breaking News: New Jersey Sports Betting Referendum Passes by Whopping 65 Percent

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Nov/08/2011
New Jersey Sports Betting Referendum Passes

A Election Day referendum to allow sports betting in the state of New Jersey has passed by a two to one margin, Gambling911.com can report late Tuesday.

The results will pave way for legalized sports wagering in Atlantic City and at state racetracks, boosting the local and state economy.

New Jersey would become only the second state in the US to allow legalized sports betting. 

Legislation will now be drafted followed by a lawsuit to overturn a federal ban on sports betting in New Jersey.  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced his support for the referendum last week.

Gamblers will not be permitted to bet on state college games, however.

- Chris Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher

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