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The US Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against New Jersey in its long running battle to repeal the state's prohibition of sports betting.

In a 10-2 decision, the court upheld previous rulings which found that New Jersey's partial repeal of certain prohibitions on sports gambling violate the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA).

"We now hold that the District Court correctly ruled that because PASPA, by its terms, prohibits states from authorizing by law sports gambling, and because the 2014 Law does exactly that, the 2014 Law violates federal law," Circuit Judge Marjorie Osterlund Rendell wrote.

"We also hold that we correctly ruled in Christie I that PASPA does not commandeer the states in a way that runs afoul of the Constitution."

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