New jersey sportsbook locations

NJ Sports Betting: Ranking the various sportsbooks in New Jersey, Delaware

Josh Newman shows you how to place a sports bet Asbury Park Press

Noel Robinson and Jagod Davis attach a sign on the fence at the entrance of Monmouth Park announcing the opening of sports betting in New Jersey. (Photo: Chris Pedota/NorthJersey.com)

Legalized sports betting arrived in New Jersey on Thursday, nine days after Delaware became the first state outside Nevada to offer single-game wagering.

Between the two states, there are currently five locations to place bets, Monmouth Park and the Borgata in New Jersey, and Delaware Park, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway in Delaware.

I have been to three of the five thus far and, well, I have some thoughts on each. Below is an early ranking of the three I have been to. Happy wagering.

1. Monmouth Park, Oceanport: Monmouth Park bled to finally have legalized sports betting become a reality. William Hill pumped millions of dollars into getting the William Hill Sports Bar inside Monmouth Park up and moving. There is no way Monmouth Park was going to debut last week with anything other than a bang. The bar is magnificent, with TVs, betting windows, a full bar, and a good menu. Upon walking in on Friday, as Iran-Morocco at the World Cup was ongoing, the place seemed the perfect spot for lunch (and to place a bet). Outside the bar doors, a stretch of 15 betting windows have been dedicated to sports. There are TVs there, too, plus brand-new betting boards. The wide range of things to bet on is thanks to William Hill’s involvement, and well-beyond what anyone else is offering right now. The one negative? No place to sit and watch outside the bar.

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