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By Tom Hester | December 17th, 2012 - 3:10pm
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Burzichelli, Prieto & Ramos Bill to Allow Internet Gaming in N.J. Approved by Assembly

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Burzichelli, Vincent Prieto and Ruben J. Ramos Jr. to enable New Jerseyans to wager on Atlantic City casino games via the Internet was released approved Monday by the Assembly.

The bill (A-2578) authorizes persons in New Jersey to place wagers on Atlantic City casino games via the Internet. Under the bill, any game that is authorized to be played in a casino could, with the approval of the Division of Gaming Enforcement, be offered through Internet gaming. People would be allowed to be from out-of-state, as long as it’s consistent with federal law. Burzichelli, Prieto and Ramos said the Internet wagering bill would especially help New Jersey’s gaming industry amid increased competition from other states.

“We must position New Jersey’s gaming industry to thrive in the 21st Century, and that involves authorizing a legally sound Internet gaming law,” said Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland), who chairs the appropriations panel. “This is another key piece of our effort to boost New Jersey’s gaming industry by expanding and modernizing our wagering options. This will rejuvenate our tourist industry while increasing employment, capital investment and much needed urban redevelopment..."

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