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 in Russia Thursday, and a $20 wager on the New Jersey Devils to hoist the Stanley Cup in 2019.

The Supreme Court decision that struck down a 1992 federal law prohibiting states from enacting sports gambling was based on a New Jersey law being battled in court.

ABC News/ESPN reported that hundreds of people came to place bets Thursday at Monmouth Park, which has 21 windows for sports wagering.

The sports book is a joint venture between Monmouth Park and William Hill.

Read more at ABC News/ESPN

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