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Lesniak Statement On Internet Gaming

Senator Says Will Work with Governor in Next Session to bring e-Gaming to NJ

TRENTON – Senator Raymond J. Lesniak, D-Union, the Chairman of the Senate Economic Growth Committee, issued the following statement today regarding the status of his bill, S-3019, which would authorize Internet gambling in New Jersey:

“Speaking with Governor Christie, I’ve agreed to reintroduce Internet gaming in the next legislative session, and I expect that we can get it through the Legislature and signed by the Governor within the first few weeks of the new session.

“I believe that Internet gaming has transformational potential for New Jersey’s gaming industries. While I remain hopeful that New Jersey can take the lead on this exciting new direction for wagering – which would result in new revenues, new jobs, and new economic activity in the Garden State – I recognize that the complex issues surrounding Internet wagering will take more time to iron out than we are afforded in the waning days of the current Legislative session.

“This isn’t a question of ‘if’ New Jersey gets Internet wagering, but ‘when.’ My money’s on soon.”