Gov. Murphy, Gaming Industry Meet in A.C. for East Coast Gaming Congress

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Leaders in the gaming industry and Governor Phil Murphy met at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City to discuss how sports betting will impact the East Coast.

On Thursday, June 14th, the American Gaming Association held the 22nd annual East Coast Gaming Congress just as gamblers in Atlantic City began placing their first legal sports bets in the state.

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The main focus of the event was the introduction, implementation, and implications of legalized sports betting across the country.

During his speech, Murphy touched on how the new sports betting law will help push Atlantic City in a positive direction.

"Legal sports betting means that our casinos in Atlantic City can attract new business and new fans, boosting their own long-term financial prospects," said Murphy. "This law means that sports betting will no longer be the domain for illegal sports books and organized crime, it will now be done in the wide open where it will be carefully regulated and properly overseen."

The event featured several panel discussions to provide those in attendance with sports betting insights and to help identify the opportunities and challenges that come with the implementation of sports betting.

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