While New Jersey’s hopes of legalising sports betting across the state suffered another blow Monday, Senator Raymond Lesniak has refused to give up and will look to push another bill to allow betting at racetracks and casinos.

In a decision Monday, the US Supreme Court denied requests by Governor Chris Christie, state lawmakers and the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association to review a previous court ruling from last September which barred the state from legalising sports betting.

By leaving intact the lower court ruling, the decision by the top US court upheld the constitutionality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which made it unlawful for states except those with pre-existing sports betting laws from engaging in sports betting.

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