New Jersey's fight for legal sports betting has big price tag

Dec 29, 2013 |
The state of New Jersey continues its battle to legalize sports betting at casinos and race tracks, and it's costing tax payers a pretty penny.

According to an article from, documents obtained by The Star-Ledger show that taxpayers are footing a $2.3 million bill to have top names in the legal world on their side.

Per the article:

According the, analysts claim that legalized sports betting could generate an income of greater than $100 million per year for the state.

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