Things are moving fast in US sports betting after the US Supreme Court ruled states can legalize sports wagering. Deleware was the first state to allow sports betting after the ruling, and today NJ Governor Phil Murphy signs sports betting into law. Now New Jersey residents can finally place a real money sports wager as early as this Thursday!
The news comes the day after the United States won a joint bid to host the World Cup in 2026. Casinos and sportsbooks are scrambling to get their license to make sports betting wagering become a reality in NJ. The New Jersey Racing Commission will grant sports betting licenses to race tracks and betting could kick off at Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport as early as this Thursday.
Governor Phil Murphy said in a statement, “Today, we’re finally making the dream of legalized sports betting a reality for New Jersey.”
“I’m thrilled to sign Assembly Bill 4111 because it means that our casinos in Atlantic City and our racetracks throughout our state can attract new business and new fans, boosting their own long-term financial prospects. This is the right move for New Jersey and it will strengthen our economy.”