Senators push Christie to sign New Jersey internet gaming bill

Four Democratic state Senators hope their words can convince New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to sign a bill that would legalize internet gaming in the Garden State.

New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney along with Senators Ray Lesniak, James Whelan and Jeff Van Drew wrote a letter to Christie, arguing that the “hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue” generated by internet gaming could help rebuild the state in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which caused more than $63 billion in damages in the United States alone in late October.

“Given the fiscal conditions facing our casinos, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and the recent movement toward Internet gaming in states across the country, we cannot afford to wait any longer for implementation,” the letter read, which was first published in a brief filed by John Brennan of NewJersey.com.

Check out Brennan’s report for more on the push for internet gaming in New Jersey.

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