Meadowlands Sports Betting

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New Sportsbook Opening At Meadowlands Racetrack

July 13, 2018 - 11:40 am

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (WCBS 880) -- Another chapter is starting this weekend in sports wagering in New Jersey as a new sportsbook prepares to open at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

"The Victory Sports Bar is nearly 5,500-square-feet with almost 30 TVs," said Keith Wall with FanDuel, the race track's partner. "Twenty-million people live within a 20-mile radius of here. We're hoping a lot of them will come down to place sports betting in the Meadowlands."

The new sportsbook neighbors MetLife Stadium, where the New York Jets and Giants play, and racetrack General Manager Jason Settlemoir is hoping to reach new customers and turn football fans into horse racing fans.

"It's our job from there to turn them into horse racing folks as well," he said.

The new facility is opening one month after New Jersey started taking legal sports bets. The first bets will be taken at 11 a.m. Saturday.

There are 10 betting windows. A second betting area should be open by the start of football season.