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Monmouth Park launches appeal to claim $140m damages from pro leagues

Monmouth Park, the New Jersey racetrack that led the charge to overturn the US federal ban on sports gambling, is still seeking $140m (€123m) in damages from the pro leagues who opposed its effort.

In 2014, Monmouth Park was prevented from implementing sports betting by a judge’s order, which was rescinded by the US Supreme Court earlier this year.

The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has taken up the racetrack’s cause. In court filings, the track wants roughly $140m in damages from the pro leagues, which it claims is lost income between 2014 and now, as well as $3.4m for a bond that the leagues posted.

A federal judge rejected the request in November but the Association is officially appealing the decision. The case will now be heard by the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.