PolitickerNJ Wire Feed
(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Burzichelli. Connie Wagner and Tim Eustace to allow mobile horse wagering received final legislative approval on Monday when it was approved 76-0 by the Assembly.
The bill (A-2610) authorizes the New Jersey Racing Commission to allow the use of mobile gaming devices at in-state racetracks to wager on in-state and out-of-state races being transmitted via simulcasting and live races taking place at that racetrack. It now goes to the governor.
"If our horse racing industry is going to remain attractive to visitors and competitive with neighboring states, it's important that it keep up with the latest innovations and trends," said Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). "This will allow horse racing fans to enjoy gaming while they're taking advantage of other amenities racetracks have to offer. It moves our horse wagering industry into the 21st Century."
"This is really nothing more than a common sense step forward for our horse racing industry," said Wagner (D-Bergen/Passaic). "Mobile devices are now a standard part of our lives allowing consumers to do any number of activities, and we continue our push to modernize our horse racing industry, this is a logical move. It's embracing modern technology and easing access for horse wagering fans."
"You can do so many activities these days with a mobile device, so expanding it to our horse racing industry is the smart approach to keep it competitive," said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic). "We know our horse racing industry faces tough competition, so let's keep it modern and vibrant. Let's make it easier for patrons and promote the industry at the same time."
A similar bill to allow for mobile gaming within Atlantic City casinos sponsored by Burzichelli and Assembly Democrat Ruben J. Ramos Jr. (D-Hudson) was signed into law in August and regulations allowing for such mobile gaming are now in effect.
NJ Assembly Majority Office
Days after Jersey City Mayor (and 2017 gubernatorial hopeful) Steve Fulop declared his support and fundraising devotion to South Jersey Congressional candidate Bill Hughes, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) see-sawed onto Fulop's turf with his own "I can find pockets of love in every part of this state including JC" statement.Read More >
Fulop endorses Smith in Bayonne mayoral raceBAYONNE - Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop parachuted into the Bayonne mayoral race on Thursday night by endorsing incumbent Mayor Mark Smith."It is a pleasure to be with you here, Mark," said Fulop to a crowd of more than 125 supporters at a...
By ASLON GOOW, SR. I have spent the past three decades raising a family, building a business, and working to improve our Paterson communities. I am proud of those accomplishments. In 2002, I spoke at an expungement... Read More >
"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop- PolitickerNJ.com
Press releases are submitted by PolitickerNJ users, not by staff. They do not represent the viewpoint of PolitickerNJ.com.