N.J. to racetracks: Don’t start sports betting until gov. signs bill

June 8, 2018 GMT

By Staff

After New Jersey’s historic passage Thursday of a bill authorizing sports betting, the Murphy administration sent a letter to the heads of three racetracks warning them not to start sports betting until the governor signs the bill.

The possibility that casinos or racetracks might open sports books this week or next excited onlookers Thursday after the legislature amended the bill to eliminate any penalties for sports-book operators who open a pool before the bill is signed into law.

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