As we know, New Jersey's gambling laws are among the least restrictive in the United States. In 2013, New Jersey began to allow in-state online gambling, and recently the state won a lawsuit that dismantled Nevada's monopoly on legal sports betting.
A federal judge on Thursday upheld a 21-year-old law prohibiting sports betting in 46 of 50 states, dealing a setback to New Jersey's attempts to revive its struggling casino industry by grabbing a piece of what has become a multibillion-dollar industry, both legal and illegal.
Every time I go to Atlantic City (a few times a year), the first thing people ask when I come home is, "So, how'd ya do?"
No matter what I answer, the next question is, "What were you playing?"
When I answer THAT question, I have to mentally prepare myself for what comes next.