The Trump administration is siding with professional sports leagues in their opposition to allowing New Jersey to offer sports betting, while Republican Gov. Chris Christie is calling the leagues "hypocrites" for opposing betting while having teams in Las Vegas.
The solicitor general's office filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court this week supporting the leagues ahead of arguments scheduled for Dec. 4.
Christie's administration is challenging a 1992 federal law that bans gambling on sports in all but four states. Christie sees sports betting as a way to boost New Jersey's casino and race track industries.
In an interview Tuesday on HBO's "Real...