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The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear New Jersey’s challenge to the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a federal law that prohibits sports betting in most states, starting at 10 a.m. .

Many believe sports betting will soon be legal in the state because of the court’s 80 percent overturn rate and changing public attitudes toward gambling.

1:10 p.m. — U.S. Rep.Frank LoBiondo weighs in on the Supreme Court hearing from earlier today. 

12:40 p.m. — Statement from the American Gaming Association on today's hearing:  “Today is a positive day for the millions of Americans seeking to legally wager on sporting events. While we can’t predict the intentions of Supreme Court Justices, we can accurately predict the demise of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection of 1992 (PASPA)," said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association.  "The justices of the Court expressed deep interest in the role of the federal government - a role that we believe has created a thriving illegal market that has driven trillions of dollars to offshore websites and corner bookies. States and tribal sovereign nations have proven to be effective regulators of gaming and today’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court moved them one giant step closer to offering a new product that Americans demand.”

12:00 p.m. — Daniel Wallach, a gaming and sports attorney, thinks that New Jersey is in a really good position to have the ban overturned. 

11:45 a.m. — A number of justices suggested Monday they were inclined to side with New Jersey, according to the Associated Press. 

11:35 a.m. — More early thoughts coming in from hearing, seems like New Jersey had a very good day. 

11:30 a.m. — 

11:20 a.m. — Hearing has ended. Positive first impressions for New Jersey's case. The court is expected to rule in the summer. Traditionally, the court takes a couple of months to rule on each case. 

11:10 a.m. — Hearing is expected to wrap up in the next couple of minutes. 

11:00 a.m. — 

10:30 a.m. — The court is expected to rule in the summer. Traditionally, the court takes a couple of months to rule on each case. If the justices rule in the state’s favor, the city’s casinos are expected to move quickly to try to take advantage of the more than $723 million in economic output sports betting could generate, according to a report from Oxford Economics.

10:20 a.m.  According to the court's website arguments are expected to last an hour. 

10:10 a.m. — Cell phones are not permitted in the Supreme Court hearings. 

9:50 a.m. — New Jersey is represented at the hearing by Gov. Chris Christie and state Sen. Ray Lesniak, D-Union. 

9:45 a.m. 

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Started working in newsrooms when I was 17 years old. Spent 15 years working for Gannett New Jersey before coming to The Press of Atlantic City in April 2015.

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