Congressman Leonard Lance

Representing the 7th District of New Jersey

Lance Statement on Sports Betting Case

Jun 27, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today praised the Supreme Court of the United States for agreeing to hear arguments in its next session on whether sports betting should be legalized in New Jersey.

“Garden State voters decided overwhelmingly to permit this type of gaming for entertainment purposes and as a potential significant revenue booster for the State.  But a special deal worked out three decades ago outlawed sports betting in all but four states - preventing New Jersey from the benefits those four states enjoy.  New Jersey deserves its day in court,” said Lance.

Lance has cosponsored bipartisan legislation offered by U.S. Reps. Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02) and Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-06) to allow New Jersey to have sports betting.