iGaming Business – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has vetoed legislation that would have led to punters being able to place bets at the US state’s casinos and racetracks.

The decision was announced by Christie’s office late on Friday.

The bill would have allowed New Jersey to circumvent a federal law against gambling on professional and college sports in the state.

With the US Supreme Court having declined to take up the state’s case, the ban remains in place.

“Ignoring federal law, rather than working to reform federal standards, is counter to our democratic traditions and inconsistent with the Constitutional values I have sworn to defend and protect,” Christie said.