1 year later -- First legal sports bet placed in New Jersey

It was one year ago today that New Jersey's first legal sports bet was placed by Gov. Phil Murphy at Monmouth Park in Oceanport.

News 12 Staff

Jun 14, 2019, 2:44 PM

Updated 1,812 days ago

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It was one year ago today that New Jersey's first legal sports bet was placed by Gov. Phil Murphy at Monmouth Park in Oceanport.
The governor placed bets on the New Jersey Devils to win the Stanley Cup and for Germany's Men's Soccer Team to win the World Cup – he lost both bets.
Former Sen. Ray Lesniak did win his bet that he placed on France to win the World Cup, which just seemed right considering he was instrumental in getting sports gambling legalized in New Jersey.
An analyst with Eilers & Krejcik Gaming predicts New Jersey will reach number one in 2021, when the state will have $442 million in sports betting revenue versus Nevada's $410 million.

According to NJGamblingSites.com, New Jersey's 10 retail sportsbooks and 13 online sports wagering platforms cashed in during March, as the state saw $31.7 million in combined revenue, a record-setting level.
That number is up from $12,732,740 that the state operators earned during February.


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