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Sports betting in N.J.

N.J. governor places state's first sports bets

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy placed the first bets in the state at Monmouth Park Racetrack -- a $20 bet on Germany to win the World Cup and a $20 bet on the New Jersey Devils to win the Stanley Cup next season.

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Where, how and what you can bet on in New Jersey

Sports betting will finally be legal in New Jersey on Thursday. Where can you bet, and on what sports? What about online? Here is an FAQ.

2018 WSOP

Daily recaps of the 2018 World Series of Poker

The 2018 World Series of Poker is underway in Las Vegas. Miss any of the action? Don't worry, this file has all of our daily recaps.

It was another busy weekend at the 2018 World Series of Poker, with non-hold'em games taking center stage for the most part. Gal Yifrach won the lone no-limit hold'em bracelet, taking down the $3,000 six-handed event on an unscheduled fourth day to win $461,798. Ryan Bambrick won the $1,500 pot-limit Omaha event for his first bracelet and $217,123, with a lot of the headlines focused on the $1,500 Seven Card Stud tournament. Steve Albini, a music industry legend as an artist and sound engineer involved with bands like Nirvana, The Pixies and Foo Fighters among many others, won that event by defeating Jeff Lisandro heads up. Finally, through three days of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship, two-time champion Michael Mizrachi has the chip lead with 12 players left. Other notables still in the mix include Phil Ivey, Mike Leah, John Hennigan and Brian Rast.

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Monmouth Park


Hundreds of gamblers at Monmouth Park in New Jersey placing their bets

Darren Rovell, ESPN Senior Writer5d ago

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Atlantic City

Dr. J makes first bet in NJ.

AJ Mass, ESPN Staff Writer5d ago

Delaware sports betting

Delaware begins legalized sports gambling


Gov. Carney: Sports betting is 'enhancement of tourism'

Gov. John Carney is happy Delaware is the first state outside of Nevada to legalize gambling on sports.



Supreme Court strikes down sports betting law

The Supreme Court released a landmark decision by striking down a federal law prohibiting sports gambling. The ruling gives individual states the go-ahead to allow betting on sports.

Legalization of sports gambling leads to more questions


Can I gamble legally on sports now?

The Supreme Court has overturned PASPA in its decision on the New Jersey gambling case. In which states can you now bet on sports? Can you bet online? Here is an FAQ on the most pressing post-decision questions.

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How does Supreme Court decision affect gambling landscape?

Congressman Frank Pallone and ESPN investigative reporter Don Van Natta Jr. join OTL to weigh in on the legalization of sports gambling.


How are league's preparing for legal sports gambling?

Ryan Smith, David Purdum and Brian Windhorst join OTL to dissect how the Supreme Court's ruling to lift the ban on sports gambling will impact the landscape.


Musburger not surprised by sports gambling decision

Brent Musburger joins OTL to break down how legalized sports betting will affect the gambling industry in Nevada and beyond.




Cuban excited about Supreme Court ruling on gambling

Mark Cuban notes that gambling is already legal in over 100 countries and breaks down how fast he expects states to start legalized betting.


How could Supreme Court ruling affect Vegas?

ESPN legal analyst Ryan Smith weighs in on the ramifications for Las Vegas now that sports betting has been legalized.


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    Where do we stand in the move toward the legalization of sports betting in the United States? Here is ESPN Chalk's one-stop shop of all relevant content, now that the Supreme Court has struck down PASPA.

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