Sports Betting

    Hall of Fame

    Raymond Lesniak
    Former NJ Senator
    New Jersey

    In order to keep New Jersey’s gaming industry competitive, Senator Lesniak sponsored the law to legalize sports wagering at New Jersey casinos and racetracks, and has pushed to allow casinos in Atlantic City to expand their operations into intrastate Internet wagering.

    He has also fought to overturn the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, a law that gives four states – Nevada, Delaware, Oregon and Montana – a monopoly on legal sports wagering in the United States, while bolstering illegal sports book operations run by organized crime and offshore betting websites everywhere else.