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New Jersey Gaming Attorney Sees Online Gambling Coming Soon

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TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) - The governor of Nevada has signed a bill legalizing online gambling there and one New Jersey gaming attorney and consultant believes it will happen in the Garden State, too.

But he doesn’t think there will be a huge to-do over New Jersey not being first.

“There’s not gonna be any race or competition between states. States are basically gonna be looking to do this very similar to the way they’ve handled the multi-state lotteries,” attorney Frank Catania told WCBS 880 Levon Putney.

He’s pretty sure state lawmakers will add the ten-year trial period and higher taxes on winnings that Gov. Chris Christie wanted so he would sign it into law.

“Anything could help the casinos in Atlantic City. There’s a lot of competition around from New York and Philadelphia. They need all the help they could,” he said.

He’s also not expecting any federal bill to pass to step over these internet gambling measures.

“You don’t want the feds involved in gaming. It’s a states rights issue,” he said.