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…]

Off-track Betting Approved in Hillsborough, NJ

 HILLSBOROUGH — New Jersey Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman approved an off-track wagering facility on Route 206 in Hillsborough in the former Maestro 206 restaurant on Tuesday.

The approval of the application by the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority is the final hurdle in opening the controversial… [Read more…]

Off-track Betting Approved in New Jersey County

 SOMERSET — The New Jersey Racing Commission unanimously voted Wednesday to approve an off-track wagering facility on Route 206 in Hillsborough in the former Maestro 206 restaurant. In a 6-0 vote during a meeting at Monmouth Park, the commission said that the application by the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association provided “clear and convincing evidence” and… [Read more…]

Gural Looking to Put NJ’s Racing & Gambling Industries Back On Track

 Jeffrey R. Gural Name: Jeffrey R. Gural Age: 73 Family: Married for 50 years, he has three children and six grandchildren. All of his family remains in the metro area, except for a granddaughter attending college in South Carolina. Home is Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Title: Chairman of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, a real estate firm… [Read more…]