On June 11, 2018, Governor Murphy signed S-2602 (Sweeney/Van Drew/Gopal), which would regulate sports wagering in New Jersey. The CCSNJ strongly supported this measure. The effort to legalize sports wagering in New Jersey dates back to 2010 when voters approved by a two to one margin a referendum seeking to allow betting on all professional sports, and collegiate games played outside of New Jersey. The legal victory that was delivered by the Supreme Court in May of 2018 paved the way for this measure to finally become a reality and the CCSNJ commends the many elected officials who worked diligently on this issue over the years. The Supreme Court ruling and subsequent passage of this bill was a watershed moment for the State of New Jersey that aids in the continued rebirth of Atlantic City, supports the horseracing industry and opens the door to significant state revenue generation for years to come.
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