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DraftKings Starts Taking Mobile Bets in New Jersey

Aug. 1, 2018, 9:05 PM

Online sports betting has arrived in New Jersey. DraftKings Inc. announced that it will begin taking bets in the state Aug. 1 through its new mobile app, making it the first legal online sports wagering offered in the Garden State.

Sports betting became legal in the state in May after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law barring the practice in most of the country. Brick-and-mortar operators began taking bets in June, after New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a state law regulating the industry. The bill put a 30-day waiting period on online and mobile betting, allowing ...