Category: Gaming

Murphy could hold sports betting bill as a chip to play in budget negotiations

By Art Gallagher _ Dennis Drazin and his partners at Monmouth Park were ready to accept sports bets on Memorial Day weekend.  They wisely didn’t after Senate President Steve Sweeney announced he was inserting a provision in the state legislation Read More

ROONEY: Trenton risks “replicating the problem” if it over-regulates sports betting

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey has finally won its long war to legalize sports betting in the Garden State. But will it lose the peace? Save Jersey founder and editor-in-chief Matt Rooney joined the Chasing News A+ Panel on Monday after the Supreme Court’s Read More

Will legal sports betting help N.J.? I don’t like our odds.

By Matt Rooney _ You can’t have prosperity without freedom, but don’t think for a moment that freedom guarantees prosperity.  On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court aligned itself with common sense and struck down a widely-panned 1992 federal law — Read More

Atlantic City could be on verge of major revival in 2018

The last traces of President Donald Trump’s onetime casino empire could vanish. … sports betting nationwide, drastically expanding the gambling industry. A much-loathed state takeover of power is expected to end, internet gambling continues to grow at a healthy clip, Read More

SCOTUS Oral Arguments Suggest That America’s Sports Betting Ban Could Soon End

Have you heard the one about the 12-year-old that walked into a casino and legally placed a sports bet? … ”) during oral arguments last week in the consolidated cases, Christie v. NCAA and New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association v. Read More

Christie just moved to regulate (and tax) fantasy sports companies

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday signed into law a bill setting guidelines for companies that operate daily fantasy sports leagues in the Garden State and imposes a 10.5 percent tax on the companies’ winnings. In July, the state Read More

Pallone asks Trump administration to support N.J. sports betting appeal

WASHINGTON — In his quest to legalize sports betting in New Jersey, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. is seeking help from President Donald Trump’s administration. Pallone (D-6th Dist.) is asking Acting Solicitor General Jeff Wall in a letter to be sent Read More