ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Football fans have their jerseys on and their wallets open as pro football season arrives in places where sports betting is newly legal.READ MORE: The Search For Kodiak, The National Aviary's Steller's Sea Eagle, Continued On Sunday
New Jersey won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case in May clearing the way for all 50 states to offer legal sports betting if they choose.
There was an hour-long line waiting to place bets at Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino as kickoff approached.
Chris Matthews of Clementon, New Jersey put $50 a piece on the Browns, Patriots and Packers.READ MORE: Son Of Carnegie Mellon University President, Thomas Jahanian, Dies After Being Pulled From Monongahela River
Robert Stovall of Rahway put $100 on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Phil Henderson of Mahwah put $500 on the other side of that game, picking the New Orleans Saints to win.
Other states where sports betting is currently offered include Nevada, Delaware, Mississippi, and West Virginia.MORE NEWS: Curtains Up: Live Performances Return To Cultural District With Safety Precautions In Place
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