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Meadowlands plans to begin offering sports betting next month

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The Meadowlands Racetrack plans to bring legal sports betting to New York City's doorstep next month.

Jeff Gural, who manages the track in East Rutherford, told the Associated Press he plans to begin offering sports betting July 15.

The day is significantly earlier than a timetable the track laid out just over a week ago when Monmouth Park racetrack and Borgata became the first in New Jersey to take sports bets following its legalization.

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The development came as New York state adjourned its legislative session Wednesday without adopting a sports betting bill, leaving its vast population base available for the Meadowlands track instead.

The Meadowlands would be the fourth outlet in New Jersey to offer sports betting, along with Monmouth Park racetrack, the Borgata casino and Ocean Resort casino.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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