TRENTON, N.J. (AP) An appeals court has upheld a ruling that a New Jersey county had the right to seize more than $800,000 from the operator of an NFL survivor pool.

NJ.com (http://bit.ly/2bU7a3w ) reports the court ruled that Monmouth County prosecutors were acting within their authority when they seized cash found in the Parlin home of John Bovery and money from his three bank accounts in 2010.

The three-judge panel disagreed with Bovery, who contended that the pools weren't illegal because he wasn't taking bets on individual games. A judge wrote that the pools are illegal because they're a form of gambling that isn't sanctioned by the New Jersey constitution.

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Bovery settled his criminal case this spring.

His attorney says Bovery plans to petition to the state Supreme Court.