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Christie vetoes sports betting bill

Updated: August 9, 2014, 12:56 AM ET
Associated Press

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed legislation that would have paved the way for sports wagering at New Jersey's casinos and racetracks.

Christie on Friday rejected a bill that would have pushed New Jersey to circumvent a federal law banning gambling on professional and college sports in the state. The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to take up the state's case, which means the ban stands.

While Christie said he mounted "a spirited legal effort" to try to change ...

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