Supporters of sports gambling were happy yesterday as the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a federal ban on sports betting and opened the door for New Jersey to begin sports betting operations here in the Garden State. Initially it will be confined to Casinos and Racetracks.
Millions of New Jerseyans will watch Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, but some won't be enjoying the action. They'll be biting their nails over bets they placed on the game.
It is not very often that parents encourage their children to buy lottery tickets, but officials with the New Jersey Lottery have joined the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey to kick off the annual "Not 18 Yet? No Bet" Awareness campaign.
As gambling has continued to expand across the region, it's no secret that, for years, New Jersey casinos have been struggling. Tonight on Townsquare Media's Ask the Governor program, Gov. Chris Christie said he'd support a move to put a question on the ballot that would ext…