iGaming Business – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will reportedly allow casinos and racetracks in the US state to start to offer legal sports wagering pools, with the provision that bets are placed on events outside of the state.

According to various media reports, acting state Attorney General John Hoffman has directed New Jersey law enforcement not to prosecute venues that offer sports betting.

The directive bans any wagering on sports teams based in New Jersey, as well as college sports or college athletics events that take place in the state.

The news comes after a federal judge last year banned New Jersey from implementing the Sports Wagering Act, which requires regulations and licensing of sports betting, as it violated federal law.

Despite a federal appeals court agreeing to this ruling, it admitted that New Jersey was able to repeal its own ban.