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On June 13th 2018, at Harrah's Casino in Atlantic City, the first day of the East Coast Gaming Congress & NextGen Gaming Forum is held.

The 22nd annual East Coast Gaming Congress and NextGen Gaming Forum will wrap up Thursday at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center.

The buzz around the conference will certainly be the arrival of sports betting in the state and in Atlantic City.

Gov. Phil Murphy made the first official bets on Thursday morning at Monmouth Park, a racetrack near the Jersey shore. Murphy placed two $20 bets — one on Germany to win soccer's World Cup and another on the New Jersey Devils to win next year's Stanley Cup.

A Philadelphia sports legend and New Jersey's top lawmaker placed the first legal sports bets at an Atlantic City casino Thursday morning, ushering in a new era of gaming for the resort.

Julius "Dr. J." Erving and Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Salem, Gloucester, Cumberland, were first in line at the Race & Sports Book inside the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and placed a wagers on the Philadephia Eagles and Green Bay Packers, respectively, to win the Super Bowl next February.

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