Harrah’s, New Jersey pols trade blame for sports bet bill delay

Now that the NFL has awarded its 2014 Super Bowl to New Jersey, one could be forgiven for suspecting the state’s subsequent lack of enthusiasm for following through on its plan to offer legal sports betting was simply part of a ‘gentleman’s agreement’. Not so, say NJ legislators, who point the finger of blame at Harrah’s Entertainment, who allegedly wanted to maintain their Nevada-based monopoly on legal sports betting. Not so, say Harrah’s, who point the finger at the entire NJ casino industry, who it claims were united in opposition to the legislators’ bill. So who’s lying here? If it were legal to bet, I’d put my money on the person whose lips were moving. Read more.