Do New Jerseyans want sports betting?

April 20, 2009 4:01:34 AM PDT
Do New Jerseyans want to be able to wager on professional sports events at Atlantic City casinos? You bet! A new poll shows Garden State residents favor legalizing sports betting in the nation's second-largest gambling market by a more than 2-to-1 margin.

The Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll comes shortly after a state lawmaker, an online gambling association and others sued the U.S. Justice Department to overturn a law that restricts sports betting to only four states.

Sen. Ray Lesniak says New Jersey and other states are missing out on a large source of revenue that's now going to organized crime.

Pro sports leagues oppose the plan, arguing against anything that casts a shadow on the integrity of the games.

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