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New Jersey Attorneys Head Back to Court to Legalize Sports Gambling

Attorneys representing New Jersey are headed back to court in the state's two-year battle to legalize sports gambling.

The attorneys and the four professional sports leagues and the NCAA will argue before the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

New Jersey has suffered several defeats in court since the leagues sued in 2012 to stop sports gambling, but it has argued that language in a 3rd Circuit ruling from 2013 gives it the legal authority to allow sports gambling.

In recent months, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred have separately expressed some level of support for taking a new look at legalized sports betting outside of Nevada, the only state to allow betting on individual games at betting parlors.

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