New Jersey Congressmen Frank Pallone Jr and Frank LoBiondo are to reintroduce legislation to allow sports betting in the state, timing their latest push to legalise the vertical to coincide with the 51st edition of the National Football League's Super Bowl which takes place this weekend.

Democrat Pallone and Republican LoBiondo argue that legalised sports betting will boost the New Jersey economy and crack down on illegal businesses offering odds on sporting events.

This has prompted the pair to reintroduce bills to lift restrictions on sports betting in New Jersey and elsewhere...

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