Legalized sports betting is now underway in New Jersey.
Governor Phil Murphy made the first wager at Monmouth Park in Oceanport.
“I’m betting $20 on Germany to win the World Cup and $20 on the Devils to win Lord Stanley’s Cup. Let’s go.”
Several state lawmakers then joined hundreds of sports fans in placing their wagers.
Spring Lake resident Peter Kizenko was one of them.
“I’ve been looking forward to it for years. When you win now you don’t have to worry about people disappearing to get your money. Always a good thing.”