ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | New Jersey set to begin taking legal sports bets
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — In 1978, the Democratic governor of New Jersey threw the first dice at an Atlantic City casino to kick off an era of legal gambling in the state. Forty years later, another Democratic governor will place the state’s first legal bet on a sporting event.
Gov. Phil Murphy plans to place a pair of bets Thursday morning at Monmouth Park, a horse racing track near the Jersey shore in Oceanport.