OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the start of legal sports betting in New Jersey (all times local):
New Jersey has launched sports betting.
Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy kicked off a new era of gambling in the state, making the first official bets on Thursday morning at Monmouth Park, a racetrack near the Jersey shore.
He placed two $20 bets — one on Germany to win soccer’s World Cup and another on the New Jersey Devils to win next year’s Stanley Cup.