Trump administration asked to support N.J. sports betting appeal

Washington DCWASHINGTON — In his quest to legalize sports betting in New Jersey, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. is seeking help from President Donald Trump’s administration. Pallone (D-6th Dist.) is asking Acting Solicitor General Jeff Wall in a letter to be sent Tuesday to request that the U.S. Supreme Court to hear New Jersey’s appeal of the latest… [Read more…]

Can New Jersey-bred in the Kentucky Derby actually win? Bet on it

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Regret and Cavalcade, the names are faint echoes, hallmarks of a time in American thoroughbred racing when New Jersey was a lot more than a casual pit stop in the breeding business. They were the only Jersey-breds ever to win the Kentucky Derby — Regret in 1915, Cavalcade in 1934. They were to…

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Will Odds of N.J. Sports Wagering Increase Under President Trump?

WASHINGTON — The head of the casino industry’s trade association expressed optimism that incoming President Donald Trump and federal lawmakers will act to allow states to legalize sports betting.  The inauguration of the new president is this Friday.

During the campaign, Trump expressed support for legalized sports betting.

“I’m OK with it because it’s happening anyway,” Trump told Fox Sports in November 2015. “Whether you have it or you don’t have it, you have it.”

An estimated $150 billion a year is bet illegally on sports, according to the gaming association.

“We are entering a perfect storm,” said Geoff Freeman, president and chief executive of the Washington-based American Gaming Association, claims Caesars Entertainment and Borgata owner MGM… [Read more…]

Will New Jersey Enact Unregulated Sports Betting across the State?

TRENTON — A pair of state lawmakers are working on a new plan to end a seven-year quest and finally bring legalized sports betting to New Jersey. The idea: allow such wagering across the state, without regulation. Well, maybe some restrictions would apply. The goal of the bill from state Assemblymen Ralph Caputo and John Burzichelli,… [Read more…]

No Sports Betting in New Jersey

Baseball and bat_promo_smaller WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out New Jersey’s sports betting law, once again blocking the state from expanding its gambling options to augment Atlantic City and the horse-racing industry. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled that the state’s law violated a 1992 federal ban on sports betting, the Associated… [Read more…]

Far Hills Race Meeting may offer Legal betting

Steeplechase grass flying Decision awaits Chris Christie’s approval

FAR HILLS — Legalized betting at the annual Far Hills Race Meeting is a signature away. The state Senate unanimously approved the measure by a 38-0 vote Monday and it now moves on to the desk of Gov. Chris Christie. The state Assembly unanimously passed the bill on June 2 to allow the New Jersey Racing… [Read more…]

No Mention of the Haskell Stakes

Preakness winner Exaggerator - BenoitPhoto_AP

Preakness winner Exaggerator – BenoitPhoto_AP

According to a major New Jersey publication, there are no less than “8 spectacular events” happening in their home state of  New Jersey this weekend, but what is striking is the omission of the biggest sporting event.  The Grade 1 Haskell Invitational features the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners – Nyquist and Exaggerator – along with numerous other stakes – yet there is no mention of this in the article.  Ironically, “horse racing” at the Meadowlands is briefly mentioned.   Horse racing, you have a problem.

~ Editor Rich Nilsen
 8 spectacular events happening in N.J. this weekend

QUICKCHEK BALLOON FEST: It’s one of the most visually dazzling summertime traditions in New Jersey. The three-day Quick Chek Balloon Festival features hundreds of hot air balloons — ranging in size, style, and design — taking flight at Solberg Airport in Readington. You can sit and marvel as these great beasts soar effortlessly through the sky,… [Read more…]

PokerStars is ‘Live’ in New Jersey

Online Poker TAble World’s Most Popular Poker Site Now Available to All New Jersey Players

ONCHAN, Isle of Man, March 21, 2016

/PRNewswire/ – Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) – a leading provider of technology-based products and services in the global gaming and interactive entertainment industries – today launched PokerStars online poker and casino after receiving technical approval… [Read more…]

New Jersey’s Final Attempt to Legalize Sports Betting?

DSF player PHILADELPHIA — In what could be New Jersey’s last court battle to legalize sports betting, a dozen federal appeals judges Wednesday grilled attorneys for the state about the effort to allow Garden State casinos and racetracks to offer wagering on sports games. The oral arguments before the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals capped New Jersey’s… [Read more…]

Professional DSF Player Discusses His Lifestyle

DSF player Professional Daily Fantasy Sports Player

WEEHAWKEN, NJ — Benny Ricciardi darts from one end of his house to the other at 7:20 on a recent morning, unshaven, eyes sunken, wearing baggy sweats. “This is what a daily fantasy sports player who was up until 2 in the morning looks like,” he says sheepishly. Rubbing his eyes, Ricciardi morphs into Mr. Mom for… [Read more…]