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New Jersey to begin offering legal sportsbetting from Thursday

Yesterday reportedly saw New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy (pictured), sign legislation into law that will allow the eastern state’s casinos and racetracks to offer sportsbetting on a wide range of collegiate and professional sports to anyone over the age of 21.

According to a Monday report from digital news content provider, NJ.com, the Democrat’s signature means that venues including the Monmouth Park Racetrack and the seven casinos in Atlantic City will be able to start accepting sportsbetting wagers from Thursday morning pending final approval of their licenses by the New Jersey Racing Commission.

The move follows last month’s decision from the United States Supreme Court that invalidated the previous Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) federal s…