Could NJ Surpass Nevada and Become the Top U.S. Sports Betting Market?

August 13, 2018

New Jersey’s Director of Gaming Enforcement says goal is to become top US sports betting market, but how realistic is that goal?

David Rebuck, the ever-optimistic Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, made a bold proclamation last week when he told Gambling Compliance [paywall] that his goal is for New Jersey to be the top sports betting market in ...

Mets’ Todd Frazier Talks Jersey Roots, Benefits of Playing Close to Home

FLUSHING, NY — Throughout the past decade, New Jersey has produced copious baseball talent at the major league level. There are currently 19 New Jersey natives in the league, a number that is higher than it’s ever been. 

"We got a lot of good guys and we represent where we’re from,” said the New York Mets’ Todd Frazier, one of those 19. 

Of ...

It was J-E-T-S at RU on Saturday

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Jets were on the banks Saturday night, using High Point Solutions Stadium as host of their Green and White scrimmage. 

It was a great time for Jets fans to see the team's young quarterback Sam Darnold throw some passes during a loose scrimmage that had plenty of offense and no real defense (so no one got injured.) There were plenty of fans in Jets garb, as ...

Bloomfield Fire Department Crushes Police Department at National Night Out Softball Game

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  The Bloomfield Fire Department crushed the Bloomfield Police Department at the annual Police vs. Fire softball game. 

The softball game is a decades old township tradition and is a part of the annual National Night Out celebration on Foley Field. 

The fire department won 18-4. It was the first win for the fire department in over 20 ...

New Jersey Olympian Sydney McLaughlin Turns Pro, Signs With Talent Agency WME

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- New Jersey Olympian Sydney McLaughlin, who turned pro after one of the greatest "one and done" seasons in NCAA Track and Field history at the University of Kentucky, has signed with talent agency WME (William Morris Endeavor), according to a report in Sports Business Daily. McLaughlin turned pro after a dazzling freshman year at Kentucky.

WME represents ...

The Seeing Eye to host USATF certified Doggy Dash Walk & 5K in October

The Seeing Eye Doggy Dash's 6th event will once again feature our popular USATF certified 5k course with awards for top finishers, and all walk and 5k pre-registrants get a free t-shirt! This is a USATF sanctioned event. Come celebrate Blindness Awareness month this October with our 5k run and walk (t-shirts available to event day registrants while supplies last). We will also offer ...

NewJersey Young Adult is Crowned “Best Bowler in the Nation” at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA - Justin Malfitano of East Brunswick recently represented the state of New Jersey at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle earlier in July for bowling. He beat the national favorite in the Men’s High-Performance division to be named the best bowler in the nation taking home a gold medal, also earning him a front-page article in the Seattle Times Sports section. He also ...

Suburban Track and Field Athletes Honored at Bloomfield Council Meeting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ– Several Track and Field student athletes were honored at last night’s Regular Meeting of the Bloomfield Township Council at the Municipal Building.

The proclamation was awarded on behalf of the Bloomfield Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department.  They participate in the Essex County Suburban League.

Under the leadership of Head Coach Brianne ...

Sparky Lyle Pitches In to Help Operation Shoebox New Jersey

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Collectors can own a unique piece of New York Yankees history if they attend Joe Bodnar’s Sports Memorabilia Auction this weekend and are willing to dig deep in to their pockets.

A pair of cleats worn by former New York Yankees relief pitcher Sparky Lyle in the early 1970s will be sold during Bodnar’s auction at TD Bank Ballpark Sunday, July 29 following the ...

U.S. Junior Amateur: Michael Thorbjornsen Rallies to Edge Akshay Bhatia for Title

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Find a way. Just find a way to grind and maybe an opportunity will present itself.

16-year-old and seventh-seed Michael Thorbjornsen of Wellesley, Mass. did just that on Saturday afternoon as he edged fellow 16-year-old and good friend 12th-seeded Akshay Bhatia of Wake Forest, North Carolina, 1 up, to capture the 71st annual USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Baltusrol ...

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