My Search for Gamblers at the George Washington Bridge

A reporter heard New Yorkers were crossing the Hudson River to New Jersey to bet on football and soccer games. So he did what reporters often do: He went to see for himself.

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This summer, a friend who likes to bet on sports told me that bettors were defying New York’s ban on smartphone sports gambling by crossing the Hudson River to New Jersey to place legal bets.

As the New York-area sports correspondent for The New York Times, I thought it could be a perfect example of the kind of stories

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