NJ lawmakers introduce new bill to repeal sports betting ban

 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Two New Jersey lawmakers are trying another end run around a federal ban on sports betting in all but four states.

Democratic state Assemblymen Ralph Caputo and John Burzichelli have introduced a bill to repeal all state laws and regulations prohibiting and regulating sports betting.

It's a reaction to New Jersey's setback in August when a federal appeals court invalidated a 2014 law that would have allowed sports betting at casinos and racetracks.

Sports law attorney Daniel Wallach says the court felt the measure didn't go far enough.

The new bill would remove all restrictions on sports betting.

He says the state could move to reintroduce some restrictions.

The state's horse racing industry is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether New Jersey can offer sports betting.

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