FanDuel to open sportsbook at Meadowlands
5:09 PM ET
Close ESPN Senior Writer ESPN.com’s sports business reporter since 2012; previously at ESPN from 2000-06 Appears on SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com and with ABC News Formerly worked as analyst at CNBC
Close ESPN Staff Writer Joined ESPN in 2014 Journalist covering gambling industry since 2008
A legal sportsbook will open Saturday, the first to do so on the same property that hosts an NFL team. Make that two teams.
New Jersey took in over $16.4 million in sports bets from June 14-30, during the first month in which legalized bets were taken in the Garden State, according to figures released Thursday.
FanDuel announced Thursday that it will open a 5,300-square-foot sportsbook with 10 tellers and 27 televisions at the Meadowlands Racetrack this weekend. The New Jersey location is adjacent to MetLife Stadium, where the New York Giants and Jets play.
“We’re hoping to be able to coordinate with [the Giants and Jets] so that their customers, if they get there early and want to make a bet, they could [come to the sportsbook] and then we could shuttle them to the stadium,” said Jeff