William Hill opens New Jersey's first sports book
14 June 2018
(PRESS RELEASE) -- William Hill, America’s leading sports book operator, today accepted New Jersey’s first legal sports wagers, officially opening its sports book at Monmouth Park
The historic moment was marked by the placing of the ceremonial first bets by Governor Phil Murphy. Governor Murphy’s historic wagers were a $20 futures bet, placed at 7/2 odds, on Germany to win the 2018 World Cup and a $20 futures bet, placed at 40/1 odds, on the New Jersey Devils to win the 2018-19 Stanley Cup. Governor Murphy was joined onsite by State Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, former State Senator Raymond Lesniak, Dennis Drazin, Chairman and CEO of Darby Development, operator of Monmouth Park, and William Hill US CEO Joe Asher.
“We are excited to open for business at Monmouth Park,” said Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US, America’s largest sports book operator. “Obviously, it’s a big day for us. A lot of people have worked really hard for a long time to make today possible and I am grateful for their efforts.”
Now open, the Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill offers a diverse sports betting menu that includes football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, tennis, and more. The complex features a 15-window main sports book, and an integrated sports bar, with over 40 HDTVs showing live sporting events and dynamic betting lines. The sports book is open seven days a week.
Customers visiting the Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill have 29 different ways to bet the 2018 World Cup opening game between Russia and Saudi Arabia (kickoff at 11AM ET) - the earliest sporting event available on today’s menu.