New Jersey, Christie Beat CT To Punch W/ Internet Gambling

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New Jersey moved fast on Internet gambling. Is anybody watching over at the capitol?

Feb 26 (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday approved online gambling within the state\’s border, a move that he hopes can help boost state revenues and revive Atlantic City casinos.

The measure, announced the same day that Christie unveiled his new budget plan for fiscal 2014, will legalize Internet gaming to New Jersey\’s 9 million residents and also create opportunities for European companies with expertise in running online gaming operations.

New Jersey, the 11th most populous state, will become the largest so far and the third in the United States to allow online gambling after Delaware and Nevada, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Nevada, home to international gambling Mecca Las Vegas, last week became the first U.S. state to allow interstate online poker.


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