The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (NJTHA) has filed a lawsuit against the leading US sports leagues, accusing them of acting in bad faith by opposing the legalisation of sports betting.

The suit, filed in the US District Court of New Jersey, alleges that the leagues cost the NJTHA around USD$150m in lost revenue by securing an injunction blocking it from launching sports betting.

The NJTHA operates New Jersey's Monmouth Park Racetrack, which in 2014 looked to offer sports betting after then-state Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill removing language prohibiting sports betting from state law.

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