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…]

See where Americans stand on legalizing sports betting

Sports bettingWASHINGTON — A near-majority of Americans think Congress should legalize sports betting, according to a poll released Wednesday. The survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind said 48 percent supported allowing sports betting nationally instead of just in Nevada, Delaware, Montana, and Oregon; while 39 percent opposed it. The poll comes amid ongoing efforts to legalize sports… [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…]