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Chris Christie's next stop: Sports Betting Hall of Fame

Ex-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is being inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame.

Chris Christie is headed to the Hall of Fame.

The Sports Betting Hall of Fame, that is.

According to a Forbes report, Christie is slated for election into the recently-founded Hall of Fame for the work he did to legalize sports gambling in the state of New Jersey.

For his part in helping expand legal sports wagering, Christie is being inducted on April 25 in the Sports Betting Hall of Fame, which was founded by Sports Betting Community (SBC) in 2016. SBC is a media and events organization based in London that runs conferences and publishes websites covering the sports betting and casino industries.

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Christie was out of office by the time sports gambling went into effect in New Jersey, but the work he did to help legalize the activity during his tenure isn't going unnoticed.

The ceremony to induct this year's class--in which Christie will become the first person from the United States and first politician elected in--will take place in April 2019.

The ceremony, at Manhattan's Sky Room rooftop bar, is coinciding with SBC's Betting on Sports America conference, which is taking place from April 23 through 25 in New Jersey and New York. New Jersey governor Phil Murphy is scheduled to give the keynote address on April 24 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, N.J.

Christe held office as New Jersey Governor from 2010-2018. After a brief stop at WFAN toward the end of his political tenure, Christie became a political correspondent for ABC News.

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