The home stadium of the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets just became the first sporting facility in the United States to approve legalized sports gambling at a game site.

Well, sorta.

ESPN reported today that FanDuel (formally a fantasy sports site now morphing into full-fledged sports gambling) will open up a live sportsbook at the Meadowlands Racetrack, which is adjacent to the 82,000 seat NFL stadium serving the nation’s largest urban area.  According to the report, ten betting tellers will take action on major sporting events, including all NFL games.

Hence, gamblers will be able to place wagers at the racetrack, walk across the street, and watch their action play out in a football stadium for the first time ever inside the United States.  Meanwhile — England, Ireland, and other countries already permit this, without any incident or major disruption.

Still, this begs a serious question:  Is sports gambling having direct proximity to stadiums full of passionate fans a good idea?  We’ll post a poll question on Twitter at 5thStreetSport’s account and gauge the public reaction.

READ FULL STORY HERE:  FANDUEL TO OPEN SPORTSBOOK AT MEADOWLANDS IN NEW JERSEY (ESPN)

 

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