Former N.J. Gov. Chris Christie to take part in gaming event in New Orleans spotlighting sports betting

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to speak at a gaming industry-sponsored event in New Orleans next month that is expected to draw state lawmakers from around the country.

The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States annual meeting is set to focus heavily on sports betting — an issue that is likely to become a hot topic in the Louisiana Capitol when the State Legislature meets again next year.

Christie, as governor, led a seven-year effort to legalize sports wagering in New Jersey that ended earlier this year with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upended the federal prohibition…


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