Sports gambling in New Jersey will begin this month

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New Jersey is wasting no time in getting into the sports gambling game.

In less than two weeks, Monmouth Park will open a sports book and begin taking bets, the racetrack and casino has confirmed. The target date is Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. Dennis Drazin, president and CEO of the company that operates Monmouth Park, says his understanding is that once the Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports gambling outside Nevada, there’s nothing stopping Monmouth Park from taking bets immediately, even if New Jersey’s legislature hasn’t passed any state laws regulating gambling.

“We would defer to the legislature if they have any different views, but I know the legislature is going to move swiftly on this,’’ Drazin told the Asbury Park Press.

Although the NBA playoffs will likely see the bulk of the early gambling action, NFL bets will immediately do big business: Nevada casinos are already taking bets on Week One games and season win totals, and New Jersey casinos will surely do the same.

Other states aren’t expected to move quite as quickly as New Jersey, but several states could have casinos legally taking bets on NFL games by the time the season starts.

32 responses to “Sports gambling in New Jersey will begin this month

  1. Overnight in RI the local politicians have already come up with a plan to start sports books which includes only pro teams no gambling on college sports and how to get it started asap.

  2. Trains leaving the station… other states better get on quick or they’ll be left behind. Especially once this goes mobile.

  3. Seems like people that really wanted to bet on sports before probably found a way to do so. Might be some increase in gambling, but don’t think its going to be as huge of a deal as everyone makes it out to be.

  4. I wonder if all sports gambling is legal right now. I mean if theres no law in your state or regulations then anyone showed be able to take or make a bet legally. People used to use and sell all types of drugs legally when there was no law against it. Its why bath salts can be sold today. They change the Chemical formula of the drug so it doesnt violate any existing laws. Nothing is illegal till its made illegal. So if your state always relied on the federal law then once it got struck down u should be ok.

  5. It’s the end of the world as we know it……………..It’s the end of the world as we know it……………..It’s the end of the world as we know it…………..And I feel FINE!

  6. “$100 @ 100-1 on The Bengals reaching the AFCG…….”

    Lol you never know when those kind of bets will pay off. Before the 2001 season a friend of mine put $50 each on the Pats to win the AFCCG and the Super Bowl. Each ticket paid $19,000 so he won 38k for $100 worth of bets.

    If losing the $100 won’t hurt you in any significant way its worth it to take a long shot once in awhile.

  7. The NCAA may lobby Congress to stop the gambling legalization nationwide. Since college players receive nothing except a scholarship, it would be easy to bribe a player to throw a game.

  8. If you can go to vegas and bet on UNLV right down the road, what is the difference if I can bet on the bengals or reds living in cinci?

    Disclaimer… Bad Idea to bet on either!

  9. Orin Hatch has already said he is going to introduce a bill to ban all college and professional sports betting so he can save the integrity if the game. LMAO, really dude you’re from Idaho not exactly the sports Mecca of North America. Save your self righteous drivel for your friends who still think women wearing bikinis should be illegal. Dude you’re 84 years old just go away already after sucking up taxpayer dollars for the last 60 years. There is bigger things to worry about like wether or not Trump wore the wrong color socks with his shirt, you know things that CNN will report about for weeks on end.

  10. nelly837 says:
    May 15, 2018 at 2:42 pm
    Orin Hatch has already said he is going to introduce a bill to ban all college and professional sports betting so he can save the integrity if the game. LMAO, really dude you’re from Idaho not exactly the sports Mecca of North America. Save your self righteous drivel for your friends who still think women wearing bikinis should be illegal. Dude you’re 84 years old just go away already after sucking up taxpayer dollars for the last 60 years. There is bigger things to worry about like wether or not Trump wore the wrong color socks with his shirt, you know things that CNN will report about for weeks on end.

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    Ummmm…..no Hatch is not from “Idaho”….he is from Utah

  11. harrisonhits2 says:
    May 15, 2018 at 1:45 pm
    “$100 @ 100-1 on The Bengals reaching the AFCG…….”

    Lol you never know when those kind of bets will pay off. Before the 2001 season a friend of mine put $50 each on the Pats to win the AFCCG and the Super Bowl. Each ticket paid $19,000 so he won 38k for $100 worth of bets.

    If losing the $100 won’t hurt you in any significant way its worth it to take a long shot once in awhile.

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    No he didn’t.

    That would suggest the Patriots were 379-1 to win the AFC, which is ludicrous.
    They would also have been 379-1 to win the Super Bowl, which is also ludicrous, but even more unlikely. You’ll find teams SB odds are usually on average double their championship odds, never the same.

    People might want to brush up on their knowledge of how betting works, before “investing”.

  12. This will crush Vegas.

    I wonder how many casinos and hotels will close by 2030 due to this…

    Vegas will downsize quite a bit in the coming decades due to this law.

    The only reason my buddies and I ever went to Vegas was to bet sports.

  13. It’s a shame that a liberal state like NJ, which claims to put it’s citizens (especially disadvantaged ones) first is so quick to participate. They care more about tax revenue than protecting their residents. Sure rich people gamble too but it acts as a regressive tax… much like lottery tickets. It’s shameful.

  14. “Orin Hatch has already said he is going to introduce a bill to ban all college and professional sports betting so he can save the integrity if the game. LMAO, really dude you’re from Idaho not exactly the sports Mecca of North America.”

    He was born in Pennsylvania but is now a U.S. senator from Utah. Please don’t besmirch the great state of Idaho.

  15. belichickdominatedjoemontana says:
    May 15, 2018 at 3:21 pm
    This will crush Vegas.

    I wonder how many casinos and hotels will close by 2030 due to this…

    Vegas will downsize quite a bit in the coming decades due to this law.

    The only reason my buddies and I ever went to Vegas was to bet sports.

    … You’re right it will definitely hurt Vegas. Now they will get to experience what Atlantic City has been experiencing for years.. ever since Pennsylvania and even New York (mainly Pennsylvania) decided to give casino permits to anyone who wanted one, its been downhill for Atlantic City. It’s no wonder that New Jersey is acting fast on this. They should take advantage of it when they’ve been the ones getting screwed over by neighboring states for years.

  16. chc4 says:

    May 15, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    It’s a shame that a liberal state like NJ, which claims to put it’s citizens (especially disadvantaged ones) first is so quick to participate. They care more about tax revenue than protecting their residents. Sure rich people gamble too but it acts as a regressive tax… much like lottery tickets. It’s shameful.

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    It actually makes more sense that a liberal state like NJ is quick to participate. They need this revenue to pay the bloated pensions of public employees.

  17. There is going to be a sportsbook at the meadowlands racetrack too. Jets and Giants fans will be able to be tailgating at the stadium and go walk over to bet on the game and then go in and watch it…

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