Gov. Christie Vetoes Internet Gambling Bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have made his state the first in the nation to legalize Internet gambling.

Christie says he has “legal and constitutional concerns.”

The Legislature had passed a bill authorizing Atlantic City’s 11 casinos to set up computer servers and equipment capable of receiving and paying out bets from New Jersey residents. A section that would have let people outside the U.S. play was scrapped.

If Christie had signed the bill, it could have touched off an online gold rush, with cash-strapped states rushing to approve their own Internet betting bills. New Jersey would have taxed Internet betting revenue at 23 percent, nearly three times the rate the casinos pay on their winnings.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Schmellma Arss

    Yay Moose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Russell Carter

    A location based solution would solve any legal or constitutional concerns the Governor may have. There are technologies out there that can locate devices as close as 50 meters. IMGN US patent 7510474 and 7828654 location based mobile gaming system could easily address the Governors concerns

  • Bob

    This guy is an absolute disgrace!

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