Lesniak-Van Drew News Conference To Announce Sports Betting Lawsuit

Senators Raymond J. Lesniak, D-Union, and Jeff Van Drew, D-Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic, held a news conference in the Statehouse to announce Senator Lesniak’s lawsuit to overturn the federal ban on sports betting, in order to give states the option to legalize and regulate sports wagering within their borders.

Senator Raymond J. Lesniak, D-Union, gives his opening remarks on the unconstitutionality of the federal sports betting ban, and his legal effort to have the ban overturned in the courts Senator Raymond J. Lesniak, D-Union, gives his opening remarks on the unconstitutionality of the federal sports betting ban, and his legal effort to have the ban overturned in the courts (5:21)

Senator Jeff Van Drew, D-Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic, gives his opening remarks, talks about the regional importance of overturning the federal ban, and on past efforts to bring sports betting to New Jersey Senator Jeff Van Drew, D-Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic, gives his opening remarks, talks about the regional importance of overturning the federal ban, and on past efforts to bring sports betting to New Jersey. (3:43)

Senator Raymond J. Lesniak, D-Union, answers a reporter’s question on why he took up the issue of overturning the federal sports betting ban Senator Raymond J. Lesniak, D-Union, answers a reporter’s question on why he took up the issue of overturning the federal sports betting ban (1:39)