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By Tom Hester | February 26th, 2013 - 3:32pm
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Burzichelli, Prieto & Ramos Bill to Allow Internet Gaming in N.J. Clears Assembly

(TRENTON) – Revised 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 cleared the Assembly on Tuesday, sending it to the Senate for final legislative approval.

"We must position New Jersey's gaming industry to thrive in the 21st Century, and that involves authorizing a legally sound Internet gaming law such as the one now on the table," said Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland), the bill’s prime sponsor. "This will be another key piece of our effort to boost New Jersey's gaming industry by expanding and modernizing our wagering options, and I look forward to it becoming law..."

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