The state of New Jersey has just passed into law a bill that allows for intrastate sports betting. This bill was challenged by the US Department of Justice however that challenge failed to succeed and was quashed by Judge Michael Shipp.
The third court of appeals is set to hear a hearing on the bill. This will allow for a 24 day period that will let the state present its arguments. An additional 24 days will be set aside to allow the Department of Justice the same opportunity. New Jersey will have seven days after this is completed to respond to the court. New Jersey Governor has stated that should the appeal fail then he will take it to the US Supreme Court. It appears both parties are willing to see this one through as the D.O.J has said it will do the same. Should New Jersey some out on top it will likely mean additional states will license and allow sportsbetting in their states.
The State of California has already gone down this path but have yet to enact it into law as this point in time. The proposed law will face a hearing on the 23rd of April. The bill being proposed allows for sports betting that will be controlled by licensed gambling entities within the state.