New Jersey horse racing group claims victory in betting legal case

25 September 2019

The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NJTHA) has claimed victory in a long-running legal dispute with the leading US professional sports leagues over sports betting.

The decision by a three-judge panel of the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals clears the way for the NJTHA to claim damages from the professional sports leagues, though it remains to be seen exactly how much they may be liable to receive.

The judges ruled ruled 2-1 in favour of the NJTHA, which was appealing an earlier US District Court ruling that blocked the group from claiming financial damages from the leagues that halted New Jersey’s efforts to legalise sports wagering.

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