NJ Legislature Passes Sports Betting Bill | TDN

NJ Legislature Passes Sports Betting Bill | TDN

DE was the first state to legalize full-scale sports betting, including single-game wagers, since the Supreme Court's decision that states, not the federal government, should determine whether it is legal.

The state's casinos and racetracks are itching to start taking bets on sports now that New Jersey has won a U.S. Supreme Court case clearing the way for it and all the other states to do so. We look forward to taking our first bets on professional and college football, baseball, college basketball, soccer, hockey, MMA, etc.

The state was the first U.S. state to legalize online sports betting last week and wasted no time to start offering sports betting activities to its citizens.

"New Jersey has led the way on sports betting and we will now capitalize on our decisive Supreme Court victory by putting in place a vibrant sports gaming industry", Senate President Steve Sweeney said in a statement.

Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association and the PGA Tour want New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy to "fix" the sports betting law on his desk to address concerns about the integrity of betting on their games.

Adding to the confusion was an action the legislators took before approving the bill: They stripped out a provision that would have prohibited any casino or track from beginning to offer sports betting before the bill was signed. Drazin said it was possible because of a 2014 law the state enacted to get around the federal ban by allowing sports wagering at casinos and tracks without state regulation. The proposed draft of the law which is going to be discussed this Thursday states that for the time being the sports which remain excluded from the legal sports wagering sector are all high school sports events, electronic sports, and competitive video games. "He said he wants to act quickly, but the legislation will be subject to the same thorough review that all legislation sent to him for signature is subject to", said his spokesman, Dan Bryan.


DE became the first state post-PASPA to roll out sports betting when it did so on Tuesday.

New Jersey has Been Fighting With the Pro Leagues for almost a Decade for the Right to Make NJ Sports Betting Legal.

The Assembly amended the bill to allow casinos that own more than 10 percent of a sports team to still offer sports betting, but only on sports other than those in which they own a team.

The Borgata has said it will begin offering sports betting on the first day state regulators permit.

The New Jersey Assembly has unanimously approved a bill that would legalize sports betting. Phil Murphy said Friday his state will have sports betting "sooner rather than later", but gave himself no timetable to act on a bill to legalize it. He previously voiced support for sports betting before the details of an actual bill were written. The 1.25 percent add-on fee for tracks would be split among the host community and the county in which the track operates. The track has loudly wanted to begin taking bets Friday. "Longstanding practice in Nevada where sports betting has been legal for decades only prohibits Golden Nugget from accepting wagers on the Houston Rockets".

It will do likewise at Tioga Downs Racetrack in NY.

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