NJ.com- After years of legal battles that cost millions in taxpayer dollars, a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, and a bit of legislative jockeying, legal sports betting will finally become a reality in New Jersey on Thursday morning. At 10:30 a.m., Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport is scheduled to be the first place in New Jersey history to accept legal wagers on sports games.
Then, at 11 a.m., the Borgata is slated to be the first Atlantic City casino to open a sports betting parlor. New Jersey’s law will allow people 21 and over to place bets on professional and college sports games, both online and in person at the state’s casinos and tracks. But online betting won’t be available for the first 30 days.
Finally sports gambling HAS COME BACK TO AMERICA. Oh wait, Nevada has had it forever. Finally sports gambling HAS COME BACK TO AMERICA IN PLACES OTHER THAN NEVADA. Shit, Delaware brought it back last week. Ummmm, congrats to New Jersey for getting the whole ball rolling on this sports betting thing and making it easy for degenerates from New York to place bets while vacationing with their families at the shore? Sure, lets go with that.
The first official bets in New Jersey were officially placed.
I’ll have to ask our gaggle of hockey guys here at Barstool if the Devils bet was a good idea or just being politically savvy. But betting on the Germans to march into Russia and conquer the rest of the world? That strategy has never blown up in anybody’s face before.
And after his performance in Delaware, I need eyes on Stu Feiner IMMEDIATELY.
Now we wait for things to get rolling in Atlantic City and see if bringing in the sports gambling money/degenerates will make that place 1% less depressing.