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>>
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ople here are watching sports, they're drinking beer in the middle of the day and they're betting for the first time legally on the games that they're watching. I'm Hillary Russ for Reuters News here at the sports betting bar in Monmouth Park.>>
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>> Some people here have already won their first bets and have already seen a payoff but others may be crying into their beer as the World Cup continues and the stakes get even higher.
00:00:20
Today has been the result of a year's long court battle by New Jersey against professional sports leagues. The state's been trying to legalize sports betting for a long time. And finally, with the Supreme Court decision in May, all US states who wanna legalize sports betting can now do so.
00:00:37
>> Today I placed my first bets for the Giants to win the Super Bowl.>> Sports leagues have fought this entire time against legalizing sports betting because they fear that it will increase the odds of corruption and game fixing. People today can bet on all kinds of stuff from the first day of the World Cup to NASCAR to UFC and Pro Women's Basketball.
00:01:02
>> What everyone really wants to be able to do is be able to bet on football and be able to get their sports betting operations up and running by the start of football season so that they can take bets on the Super Bowl.>> So it's $20 to win 120 on the Patriots to win the Super Bowl.
00:01:18
>> You're on it.>> Last night, I couldn't sleep with the excitement of coming down today.>> I'm a horse player, and I want to see Monmouth Park do well.>> I think it's gonna bring a lot of revenue into the state. We had some potholes, things, infrastructure that we need to fix, so I'm hoping that this can actually finally do it.
00:01:33
>> Everyone stands to make money. The state stands to make some additional revenue. The casinos and race track where this is gonna be taking place, eventually the leagues and the teams themselves are probably gonna get more money, so everybody's really looking at the big jackpot at the end of this.
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