Sports betting in New Jersey will not begin until after June 7

Sports betting in New Jersey will not begin until after June 7

May 17, 2018 9:30 AM
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Contrary to initial speculation, sports betting in New Jersey will not begin until sometime after June 7.

William Hill had hoped to open its new outlet at Monmouth Park in Oceanport during Memorial Day Weekend after the U.S. Supreme Court, earlier this week, ruled the federal law banning single-game wagering was unconstitutional.

New Jersey lawmakers said Wednesday they will move quickly to regulate legal sports betting, with the state Senate president eyeing the first week in June for legislative approval.

State Senate President Steve Sweeney, said in a statement to The Press of Atlantic City the exact details of when sports betting will be ready to go in New Jersey are still being worked out, but he anticipates decisive action.

“We want to move quickly to capitalize on New Jersey’s advantages on this opportunity,” Sweeney wrote in an email. “The specific schedule still has to be set and we have to coordinate with the Assembly, but I expect to have the sports-betting bill approved by the Senate at our next session on June 7 so that sports gaming can be up and running as soon as the governor signs the bill.”