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Haskell Day Decisions Cost Monmouth Over 35 Percent Decline In Handle

The mid-day decision made by Monmouth Park officials to abbreviate and push back Saturday’s races produced a dramatic impact on handle and attendance. Announced figures for the Haskell card were $8,556,664 in handle and 25,173 fans through the turnstiles. Compared to last year’s Haskell card, the handle decreased by 36.1 percent. The announced attendance figure, […]

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Monmouth Park Sports Book Opens; New Jersey Governor Places First Bets

The sports book at Monmouth Park racetrack opened for business Thursday, and New Jersey governor Phil Murphy kicked things off by placing the first sports bets since a Supreme Court ruling last month opened the door to states legalizing the practice. Murphy bet $20 on Germany to win the soccer World Cup, which kicked off […]

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Governor Signs Sports Wagering Bill, Monmouth To Accept Bets As Early As Thursday

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed the state’s sports wagering bill into law on Monday, according to nj.com. The New Jersey Racing Commission will be in charge of approving licenses, and is scheduled to meet on Wednesday for a review of regulations. Murphy must then ratify the decision before tracks can apply for a temporary waiver […]

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New Jersey Governor Won’t Be Rushed Into Signing Sports Betting Bill

One day after New Jersey’s legislature unanimously voted to pass a sports wagering bill, Gov. Phil Murphy told espn.com that he wouldn’t be rushed into signing the bill himself just to take advantage of Saturday’s running of the Belmont Stakes, a major wagering event. “I’m not gonna change my stripes just because it’s a big weekend,” […]

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