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will win the Stanley Cup Authentic Jason Pierre-Paul Jersey (http://www.tampabaybuccaneersteamonline.com/jason-pierre-paul-jersey) , while basketball legend Julius Erving bet that Philadelphia's football team will repeat as champions, placing the wagers Thursday, the day betting on professional sports became legal in the state.The action took place at Monmouth Park, a racetrack in Oceanport near the Jersey shore, and at the Borgata, Atlantic City's first casino to jump into the sports betting market since New Jersey won a Supreme Court case a month ago clearing the way for all 50 states to offer it should they choose.At the track, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy placed $20 bets on Germany to win the World Cup soccer tournament, and his state's Devils to win hockey's Stanley Cup next season.Thirty minutes later and 70 miles to the south, Erving, better known to Philadelphia 76ers fans as "Dr. J.," put $5 on the Philadelphia Eagles to repeat as NFL champions. He made his bet at the Borgata at the same time New Jersey's Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney put $200 on his beloved Green Bay Packers to win the Super Bowl at 10-1 odds.New Jersey fought for eight years against a federal law that had limited sports betting to four states — Nevada, Delaware, Montana and Oregon."We knew in our heads we were right Womens Ali Marpet Jersey (http://www.tampabaybuccaneersteamonline.com/ali-marpet-jersey) , and we knew in our hearts we would win," Murphy said. "We've got a lot of good times ahead."Al Pniewski, of Hazlet, New Jersey, took the day off from his warehouse job at a food service company to bet $100 on the Pittsburgh Steelers to win the next Super Bowl, at 12-1 odds."My wife thinks I'm nuts for doing this," he said. "This has been a long time coming. On college football Saturdays, me and my brother-in-law are gonna be here every weekend."Greg Visone, of Millburn, New Jersey, bet on Russia to prevail in its opening World Cup match against Saudi Arabia.Both Pniewski and Visone had previously placed bets with neighborhood bookies, as well as offshore internet sites. Both had gotten burned at least once dealing with the shady side of sports betting.Pniewski lost his money with a website when he tried to cash out, and Visone got lured in by fake odds of 40-1 on a soccer game that turned out to be 4-1 after he had wired his money to make the bet.Those sorts of experiences are among the things legal sports betting aims to prevent. New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement issued its sports betting regulations on Wednesday http://www.tampabaybuccaneersteamonline.com/vinny-curry-jersey , and the activity is subject to numerous consumer protections.The line of would-be sports gamblers at the Borgata stretched out the door, down a staircase and into the parking lot before betting began at 11 a.m."I couldn't be happier," said Borgata President Marcus Glover.Murphy made two more bets at the Borgata: $20 on the New York Mets to win Thursday night and $20 on New Jersey NASCAR driver Martin Truex to win the Daytona 500.Jim Wood, a 63-year-old business owner from Margate, New Jersey, went to the casino's sports book in a suit and tie to bet $20 on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to make it to the Super Bowl."I'm a huge Bucs fan," he said. "I went to the very first Buccaneers game in 1976. It's a great opportunity to have sports betting in New Jersey."Mike Sochasai of Toms River, New Jersey, was planning a four-team baseball parlay bet that seemed to depend on the New York Mets losing."When I would go to Vegas, this is always what we wanted to do here, but couldn't," he said.Dennis Drazin, who runs Monmouth Park http://www.tampabaybuccaneersteamonline.com/lavonte-david-jersey , said the track has spent $5 million in the run-up to sports betting on physical renovations and legal fees, adding he was "euphoric" to see the first bets actually placed.Online sports betting will not start for at least 30 days in New Jersey. Until then, it is limited to casinos and horse tracks.Follow Wayne Parry at ://WayneParryACCompetition at cornerback heating up as first preseason game approaches. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are just one day away from their pre-season opener against the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night. The team will be on the road for the first two preseason games before hosting the last two games. Of course, training camp practices are beneficial to players, but nothing prepares a team more than live game reps. For veterans like Gerald McCoy and Lavonte David these games don’t mean much, but for rookies and players fighting for starting jobs, this game does in fact hold a lot of weight. One Buccaneer player who is on that bubble in terms of playing time is Ryan Smith. Smith has a spot on the roster because of his ability to play the gunner role on special teams, but his playing time at corner is certainly up in the air. Smith definitely had his fair share of struggles last season at cornerback. According to PFF, Smith was the 95th ranked cornerback last season, with a grade of 58.8 in coverage. The PFF scale has that number in the “poor” range.Due to his struggles and really the rest of the secondary, the team was forced to nearly overhaul the cornerback position and they added cornerbacks Carlton Davis and M.J. Stewart during the draft. The team was also more pressed to bring back Brent Grimes during free agency because neither Smith nor Vernon Hargreaves has shown the ability to be a true #1 cornerback. To say that the cornerback position is a competition right now would be an understatement. Head Coach Dirk Koetter has always thought highly of Ryan Smith ever since he was drafted in 2016. In fairness to Smith, he has been moved around quite a bit since being drafted, but these pre-season games are extremely important to him and will most likely determine how much playing time he gets in the regular season. Koetter did acknowledge yesterday after practice that the cornerback position is very tight and that Smith is absolutely being challenged. “Ryan http://www.tampabaybuccaneersteamonline.com/kwon-alexander-jersey , because of the guys we’ve added, he’s having to compete. Last year he may have gotten elevated a little faster than normal just because of the depth we had – or lack thereof – at that position,” Koetter said. “He’s in a stiff competition right now. Ryan’s working at it. He’s getting better, and he’s just got to hang in there and keep improving.”Ryan Smith will ultimately end up being the fifth cornerback on this team behind Grimes, Hargreaves, Davis and Stewart.Koetter didn’t exactly spew confidence towards Smith’s play thus far in training camp, but we will see. Perhaps I am just reading too much into preseason press conferences. However you slice it, these four preseason games are absolutely huge for everyone at cornerback besides Brent Grimes.