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Capitol Watch: What's left as lawmakers work to adjourn

Jun. 16, 2018 11:58 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, lawmakers are wrapping up their work as they prepare to adjourn for the year, with a long list of measures still up for debate. The Senate and Assembly plan to adjourn Wednesday. A look at what to watch in the final days: SPORTS BETTING: The issue...

New Jersey begins taking legal sports bets

Jun. 14, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's governor bet that the New Jersey Devils will win the Stanley Cup, while basketball legend Julius Erving bet that Philadelphia's football team will repeat as champions, placing the wagers Thursday, the day betting on professional sports became legal in the state. The...

Panel: Sports bets on phones have huge growth promise

Jun. 13, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When a New Jersey racetrack and a casino start taking bets on sporting events Thursday, they will be part of an industry primed for tremendous growth, much of it taking place on smartphones, according to a panel of national gambling experts. Speaking Wednesday at the east Coast...

The Latest: Regulators issue sports betting regulations

Jun. 13, 2018 3:16 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey's preparations for sports betting (all times local): 3:10 p.m. New Jersey gambling regulators have issued regulations for sports betting providers. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement posted the technical regulations on its website Wednesday. That...

New Jersey governor signs bill allowing sports betting

Jun. 11, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers in New Jersey will be able to start betting on sports by Thursday under legislation the governor signed Monday legalizing a pastime that has long lived in the shadows of organized crime and shady offshore operators. Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, signed the bill just...

New Jersey governor signs legislation allowing the state's casinos and racetracks to begin taking sports bets

Jun. 11, 2018 3:34 PM EDT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey governor signs legislation allowing the state's casinos and racetracks to begin taking sports bets.

New Jersey governor: No timetable to act on sports bets

Jun. 8, 2018 12:34 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday his state will have sports betting "sooner rather than later," but gave himself no timetable to act on a bill to legalize it. Speaking a day after the state Legislature unanimously passed a bill to let casinos and racetracks offer sports betting,...

New Jersey Legislature OKs bill to legalize sports betting

Jun. 7, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's casinos and racetracks are waiting for the starter's gun to begin offering sports betting now that the state Legislature has approved a bill to legalize it. All eyes were on Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday, immediately after the state Assembly and Senate unanimously passed a...

The Latest: Monmouth Park: Not taking sports bets Thursday

Jun. 7, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the New Jersey Legislature's effort to legalize sports betting (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Monmouth Park Racetrack says it won't take any sports bets Thursday night. But the track's plans beyond that remain unclear. The Oceanport, New Jersey track near the Jersey shore...

Place your bets: Delaware takes sports wagers, others close

Jun. 5, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The market for legal sports gambling in the United States widened significantly on Tuesday with expanded betting in Delaware, putting legal wagering within driving distance of three major East Coast cities less than a month after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to...