The first legal sports bet in New Jersey is set to be placed Thursday morning, more than eight years after state lawmakers first began trying to legalize what is expected to become a multi-billion-dollar industry.
Gov. Murphy is set to place the first bet at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport at 10:30 a.m., with a host of lawmakers in line behind him. Borgata in Atlantic will be the first casino to open for bets, at 11 a.m. The opening day coincides with the first day of the FIFA World Cup.