NJ governor: 'Dream of legalized sports betting' begins Thursday

June 11, 2018 ESPN

By David Purdum

The wait is over -- New Jersey sports betting begins Thursday. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Monday allowing the state's racetracks and casinos to begin offering sports betting later in the week.

"Today, we're finally making the dream of legalized sports betting a reality for New Jersey," Murphy said in a statement Monday afternoon. "I'm thrilled to sign Assembly Bill 4111 because it means that our casinos in Atlantic City and our racetracks throughout our state can attract new business and new fans, boosting their own long-term financial prospects.

This is the right move for New Jersey and it will strengthen our economy."