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Phil Murphy Signing Sports Betting Legislation New Jersey

Murphy to Place First Legal Sports Bet in Jersey

Gov. Phil Murphy said he will place the first legal sports bet in New Jersey after signing legislation Monday to regulate and tax sports wagering at Atlantic City casinos and the state’s racetracks.

“Today, we’re finally making the dream of legalized sports betting a reality for New Jersey,” Murphy said. “This is the right move for New Jersey, and it will strengthen our economy.”


Murphy plans to place the first bet Thursday morning at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport. It was unclear when or where the first bet at an Atlantic City casino will be placed.

The Press of Atlantic City

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