When it comes to sports betting New Jersey is the place to be ever since the state lawmakers voted to legalize wagering on sports events across the state. They have been supportive of the practice for many years now and this could be seen by the continuous efforts they have put in its legalization.
Now one of the future betting locations Meadowlands Racetrack has announced it is going to launch operation ahead of schedule and welcome its first patrons a day earlier than previously scheduled. Last week brought the news that the well-known racetrack is currently preparing for the long-anticipated launch of sports betting operation on its premises. According to the management of the venue, that would have been possible on 15th July and people were already circling the day in their calendars.
However, it is now being confirmed that preparation work on site is going faster than expected and the location is going to be able to commence its sports gambling operation earlier than expected. With the help of Assembly Bill 4111, the field witnessed legalization of gambling on sports events and introduced the proper regulation to it.
Ever since the overturning of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 which took place this May, the state had been working on the new framework and its approval. The long-anticipated changes which took place aimed to bring innovation and a breath of fresh air to the gaming field of the state which has been in need of sports wagering regulation for many years now.
Racetrack Prepares for Its Sports Betting Operation Launch
Meadowlands Racetrack provides players with both thoroughbred and harness horse racing on site at all times. Ever since its launch back in 1976, the racetrack has gained its popularity due to its competitive offerings and 41 years have been enough for it to claim its leading position on the gaming map of the US.
Now it is known that the location is set to launch its sports book on 14th July just in time for the official start of Meadowlands Pace. This widely-renown harness race takes place once a year and involves three-year-old pacers and it is known as the richest pacing race across the states. Ever since its inaugural edition which was held in 1977, the race has been a roaring success and people anticipate it every single year.
The management of the racetrack agreed that it would make more sense if operation commences a day earlier and coincides with the major event which is expected to attract more people than usual. Their goal is to increase their number even further with the help of the new gambling activity. It will happen at the Victory Sports Bar and Club where the launch would happen at 9:30 a.m. Some of the special guests will have the chance to place their bets first.
Shortly after that at 11 a.m. the club powered by Betfair is set to commence operation for everyone else willing to place their bets on the horse race as well as a wide variety of other sports. What should be taken into account is that the state of New Jersey also accepts bets placed on collegiate sports, in addition to professional ones.