We interrupt this NFL period for a few breaking NBA wagering news.
Golden Nugget has moved one step closer to using its NBA gaming ban lifted.
New Jersey Assembly Bill A5463 passed both houses . Here’s the summary of what the invoice encompasses:
Permits owner of 10 per cent or more of manhood team of sport governing body accept or to place wagers on sports events in.
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Once the invoice is signed by Gov. Phil Murphy, NBA wagering can begin at Golden Nugget, which has stayed on the sidelines during basketball betting since launching.
The original NJ sports betting legislation didn’t allow casino proprietors to supply wagering if they owned a team in this sport. This included partners or any online skins. ??
Tilman Fertitta, who owns the Golden Nugget and NBA’s Houston Rockets, was the AC casino owner.
Because of this, Golden Nugget and its partners PlaySugarHouse and BetAmerica could not reap the benefits of NBA gambling in New Jersey.
Finally, in order to offer NBA chances, SugarHouse made a decision to change partners. It transferred into the license of Monmouth Park in October 2018.
Loosening the constraints means Golden Nugget sportsbook and BetAmerica NJ are no more on the outside looking in through basketball.
Under the bill, internet partner BetAmerica sportsbook and Golden Nugget can accept stakes on NBA games. However, those between Russell Westbrook, James Harden and the Rockets will remain off-limits.
This resembles the restriction put on Golden Nugget’s sports gambling in Nevada.
However while the Nugget waits for the stamp of approval of Murphy, NBA betting remains a few months off from tipoff.
Until then, there are plenty of college football US Open, and MLB wagering chances.
Bill Gelman is a sports writer based outside of Philadelphia and not too much in the Jersey Shore. Bill spends some time in Atlantic City writing about casino openings and expansions, special events and world championship boxing at Boardwalk Hall. He is now incorporating NJ sports gambling and online gambling.
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