Sports Betting Bill Passes State Assembly, Expected to Pass State Senate

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Sports betting is clearing another hurdle on its journey to finally becoming legal in New Jersey.

On Thursday, June 7th, the State Assembly unanimously approved a bill that would legalize sports betting.

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The Assembly amended the bill to allow casinos that own more than 10-percent of a sports team to still offer sports betting, but only on sports other than those in which they own teams.

Under the change, the Golden Nugget could still take bets on sports including football, baseball, and hockey, but not basketball.

The bill now goes to the State Senate, which also is expected to approve it, and then to the desk of Governor Phil Murphy, who has not stated whether he would sign it into law.

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