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New Jersey Sports Betting...

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by undathesea, Sep 8, 2014.

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  1. undathesea

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    If this happens, it will bring a ton of new business into Atlantic City. It might even lead to someone deciding to buy the Revel or Trump Plaza and reopen them. (Not the Showboat, though, because CET won't allow it to be operated as a casino.)
     
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    Hell......they ALREADY had illegal betting at Borgata !
    Got caught taking action a few years ago.
     
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    This is good news...I hope it all goes through!
     
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    The Meadowlands racetrack was just renovated and it's very nice. Had to be renovated with the idea of sports betting in mind.

    It's quite easy to bet on NFL in NJ now. Everybody knows a guy who knows a guy to bet with. It would be nice to make it legal and people would surely head down for Sunday's games. Not sure what it would do for the casinos the rest of the week or rest of the year when it's not football season. The bettors that want to bet baseball or basketball already have people to take their action.
     
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    I live in the DC area and I would surely head up to AC to watch football on a Sunday if I could get action there. Having a bookie is nice... and I have one already. But I like getting the ticket and then getting paid immediately if I want to.
     
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    Good move by NJ, this should keep the gaming industry alive for a while. Just wondering, will they be able to take action on the Giants/Jets since they play in NJ?
     
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    I agree with you. What about days that aren't Sunday during football season? Would you head to AC to bet on sports?
     
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    Basketball and hockey maybe. Playoffs, yes. Olympics, World Cup, yes.

    I guess big sporting events I would. A regular weekend with just baseball and golf on the tv, maybe, maybe not... but you never know. I watch it all. And, I bet it all. :)
     
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    I seriously doubt that this will help resolve the long-term issues facing AC. A lot of their customer base comes from cities where bookies can be found just about anywhere. AC needs to do something to make themselves a year round tourist destination, all the rest is just short term window dressing that won't have a meaningful bottom line impact in the long run.
     
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