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Author Archives: Daniel J. Munoz

Video game tournaments—the ‘next big thing’ for NJ sports betting

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“I would say esports are the ‘next big thing’ when it comes to sporting events, but the fact of the matter is that video game tournaments are already a prominent form of skill-based competition,” said Assemblyman Ralph Caputo, D-28th District. According to esports analyst website Newzoo, in 2019, the global market drew in nearly 454 million viewers and generated $1.1 billion in revenue from avenues including media rights, advertising and sponsorships.

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Projects from federal tax break slowly trickling into NJ communities

“It’s still emerging,” NJEDA chief executive Tim Sullivan told reporters prior to an opportunity zone conference at the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency’s Trenton office. “[O]ne of the reasons we’re having this conversation is to try and dispel some of the myths and make sure that the marketplace understands how these transactions could work.”

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Oliver, serving as acting governor, calls Murphy’s surgery ‘successful’

Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver. Governor Phil Murphy’s 2021 Budget Address on Feb. 25, 2020 in Trenton.

Sheila Oliver is serving as New Jersey’s acting governor while Phil Murphy recovers from surgery, the first time in years that the state’s chief executive has had to relinquish the duties of office. Murphy revealed in February that he was diagnosed with a 3-centimeter, likely cancerous tumor on his left kidney and would undergo a partial nephrectomy, an operation during which  ...

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