All of those years and court defeats finally paid off as the highly anticipated legal sports betting industry finally launches in New Jersey after Gov. Phil Murphy signed the law three days before. The first legal sports wager in Atlantic City history took place at the Borgata and was placed by NBA Hall of Famer Julius “Dr. J” Erving. The Garden State has since taken in more than $7 billion in bets thanks to 17 mobile sportsbooks and 10 retail operations.
Althea Borck is the managing editor of PlayNJ. A longtime journalist with an MBA, Althea has a decade-plus of experience in newspapers and content management including stints at the Houston Chronicle and Azure Standard. While she has dabbled in everything from local news to marketing organic food in Oregon, New Jersey online gambling is now her focus.View all posts by Althea Borck