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New Jersey track brings sports bets to New York’s doorstep

July 14, 2018

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A horse racing track in northern New Jersey is set to bring legal sports betting to New York City’s doorstep.

The Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford will begin taking sports bets Saturday morning.

The track is located in the sports complex where the NFL’s New York Giants and Jets play, about six miles (10 kilometers) from New York City.

It will become the fourth sports betting outlet in New Jersey, following the state’s U.S. Supreme Court victory in a case that cleared the way for all 50 states to legalize sports betting.

Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport, near the Jersey shore, and the Borgata and Ocean Resort casinos in Atlantic City already offer it.

Those three outlets took in $16.4 million in sports bets in the first two weeks it was legal.

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