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Julius Erving Wagers on Eagles to Repeat With 1st Sports Bet at Borgata

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    Bet on It: Sports Wagering Begins in New Jersey

    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Sixers legend Julius Erving kick off sports betting in the Garden State. (Published Thursday, June 14, 2018)

    The sports gambling gates have officially opened in New Jersey.

    Julius Erving on Thursday placed the first sports bet at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. The Sixers legend made what is sure to be a popular wager in and around the Delaware Valley: the Eagles to repeat as Super Bowl champions next season.

    Although, Dr. J isn't showing too much confidence in the Eagles with that wager amount of $5.

    Earlier in the morning,  New Jersey Gov. Philip D. Murphy made the first legal sports in the state at Monmouth Park. He showed a little more confidence in his wagers, placing $20 on Germany to win the World Cup again and another $20 on the Devils to capture the Stanley Cup next season.