iGaming Business – New Jersey has been forced to delay the launch of a new legalised sports betting offering in the US state after a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order.

According to various sources, US District Judge Michael Shipp gave the order in court in response to a motion that was filed by four major North American sports leagues and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) just over a week ago.

The NFL American football league, NBA basketball, NHL ice hockey and MLB baseball launched a legal challenge against a new bill signed by state Governor Chris Christie to partially repeal the state’s prohibition on sports betting.

The bill, which also received approval by a vote of 27-1 from state lawmakers, will allow New Jersey casinos…...