NJ Standardbred tracks must offer races along with bets

Columbus, OH – A story on njonlinegambling.com reports that N.J. Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill that requires that Meadowlands and Freehold Raceway must conduct harness racing in order to retain their ability to have sports betting.

According to the story, “under a bill signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy this week, the two tracks — as a condition of retaining their lucrative sports betting license partnerships — will have to continue to do so.

“In fact, the law codifies that the tracks must offer a minimum total of 151 racing dates, with a provision that “the annual number of scheduled standardbred race dates may be decreased to no fewer than 75 standardbred race dates, upon written consent from the Standardbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association of New Jersey.”

To read the complete story by John Brennan on njonlinegambling.com, click here.

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