Earlier this month, the legislature approved a different online gambling bill that was vetoed by Christie who called for slight changes to the measure. The changes were adopted and the bill passed by large margins in the state Assembly and Senate on Tuesday.
The president of Atlantic City’s largest casino workers’ union called on Gov. Chris Christie to sign an Internet gambling bill, saying online betting revenue could make the difference between two or more casinos surviving or having to close.
25 people have been indicted in the nationwide sports betting ring that had tentacles in several Las Vegas casinos, where NYPD Inspector Brian O’Neil says operatives influenced legal betting to increase payouts.