Sen. Lesniak on state’s goal for sports gambling Craig Thomas

“To those with a vested interest in the status quo — the professional sports organizations who take a hypocritical stance that wagering will ‘ruin the purity of the game,’ and the Nevada-based gaming conglomerates that have enjoyed that state’s stranglehold on sports wagering for the last 20 years — I respectfully say, ‘Bring it on,’ “Lesniak said.

“The sooner you make an issue of New Jersey’s noncompliance with an unconstitutional federal ban. The sooner we can defeat that ban in the courts, and put New Jersey on the same competitive footing as the rest of the nation when it comes to sports wagering.”