Monmouth Park Could Take Sports Bets in Two Weeks

By: SportsHandle | Tuesday, May 15, 2018

You may well be able to place a sports bet at New Jersey's Monmouth Park before the final leg of the Triple Crown. Yes, you read that right. The racetrack, one of the most well-known and vocal in New Jersey, hasn't just been sitting around waiting for the Supreme Court to deem the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act illegal. No, Monmouth Park has been banking on New Jersey sports betting really happening.

Hours after the Supreme Court announced its decision on Monday in favor of New Jersey in Murphy v NCAAstriking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act on 10th Amendment grounds, Monmouth Park officials announced that they'll be ready to open their doors for sports betting before the June 9 Belmont Stakes.

The racetrack has spent approximately $3 million preparing a race and sportsbook that could be "up and open" in about two weeks, Dennis Drazin, the CEO of Darby Development LLC, which operates Monmouth Park, said in a press conference on Monday. For a look at what the facility in the William Hill Race and Sports Bar looks like, click here for a video created by

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