On one-year anniversary, sports betting exceeding all expectations

June 14, 2019 Press of Atlantic City

By Joseph Kelly

As we mark the one-year anniversary of the legalization of sports betting in New Jersey this month, it’s important to recognize the significant impact it has had on the Garden State, particularly in Atlantic City and Atlantic County. The passage of sports wagering helped create new jobs, generate economic growth and provide a major boost to the Atlantic City casino industry.

We knew that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision would be consequential for the state of New Jersey, but in its first year, sports wagering has exceeded all our expectations. From increased revenue and tax dollars to increased tourism — sports betting has injected a newfound fervor and excitement to the Atlantic City resort destination that has not been felt in recent memory.