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Lesniak Reintroduces Gambling Bill

New Jersey Senator Raymond Lesniak has reintroduced his intrastate online gambling bill. Earlier this year, the New Jersey legislature approved intrastate online gambling but Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the measure—protecting brick-and-mortar interests in Atlantic City, where, like in Las Vegas, operators have belatedly warmed to online poker (and its profit potential).

Lesniak’s bill, which legalises casino games as well as poker, has been given the number S3019. According to an Econsult analysis, the legislation and regulation of online gambling in New Jersey could generate $55 million in revenues and create up to 1,900 new jobs.

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