Can you bet on sports in Jersey? Yes, but no gambling on Jets, Giants

Can you bet on sports in New Jersey? Yes, but no gambling on the New York Jets and New York Giants

Eli Manning Giants fans will still have to fly to Vegas or call Sammy Double-Down to bet on their own team.
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Jets and Giants fans in New Jersey no longer have to take Vegas flights to bet on the NFL … unless they want to bet on the Jets and Giants.

 

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is being hailed as a hero today by degenerates everywhere as he issued a directive Monday that will allow sports gambling at casinos and racetracks in his state, effective immediately.

 

“Based on the arguments of the sports leagues and the United States Department of Justice, the 3rd Circuit has already ruled that New Jersey can carry out sports wagering as described in today’s statewide directive,” a statement from Christie’s office said.

 

New Jersey state Sen. Raymond Lesniak told the AP and ESPN that he does not expect the fun to begin in the next few days in struggling Atlantic City, but said the sports leagues trying to prevent the move are all out of excuses.

“They don’t have any arguments left to make,” Lesniak said. “This is all over but the shouting.”

One of the many caveats with sports gambling in the Garden State, however, is that you can’t bet on the Jets, Giants or any team that plays in the actual state of New Jersey. Probably better off for Jets fans betting with their hearts. They’ve improved to 60-1 odds to win the Super Bowl at last check … but have you seen their schedule the next six weeks?!

Follow Metro Boston sports editor and columnist Matt Burke on Twitter: @BurkeMetroBOS

 
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