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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed the state's sportsbetting bill into law, with bets beginning to be accepted at 10:30am at Monmouth Park, during the first game of the FIFA World Cup.
The wagering will begin at the racetrack, which has already put the infrastructure in place to facilitate sportsbets. Atlantic City's casinos will begin offering the wagers as well, offering a full slate of bets on different events as they take place throughout the world. New Jersey is now the second state to legalize sports wagering after Delaware, even though it was New Jersey that pushed their sportsbetting case to the Supreme Court.
Commenting on the new law Governor Murphy said, "Today, we're finally making the dream of legalised sports betting a reality for New Jersey.
"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."