New Jersey starts sports betting operations

new jersey starts sports betting

New Jersey opens its sports betting market today. Credits: wgvunews.org

The state will officially launch full-scale sports betting operations today at racecourses and casinos.

US.- The overturn of the Act that prohibited states from offering sports betting was commanded by New Jersey, a state that fought for years against the federal ban. Today, racetracks and casinos will start legally operating sports betting throughout the state.

Governor Phil Murphy signed the legislation to regulate and tax legalised sports betting in New Jersey this Monday, as the legislature had approved the bill last week, paving the way for casinos and racetracks to be able to offer sports betting.

Companies like William Hill – currently the biggest operator in Nevada, where it operates 107 sportsbooks – will start offering their services today. William Hill will launch the operations at its sports book at Monmouth Park racecourse. Earlier this week, Philip Bowcock, chief executive of William Hill, said: “We have a team ready for launch day at our sportsbook at Monmouth Park racecourse for what will be one of the biggest days for William Hill since it was founded in 1934.”

New Jersey became the first state to officially make wagering legal in a state where it had been completely illegal before the US Supreme Court declared the Act that prohibited states from legalising the activity unconstitutional. While Delaware last week became the first state to allow full-scale sports betting, it already had in place some type of sports betting offering.