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Online Gambling Being Considered As A Way To Provide Revenue To New Jersey

TRENTON (CBS) – Online gambling within New Jersey is being offered up again as a method to save two industries and provide badly needed revenue to the state.

The Garden State would be the first in the nation to allow residents to legally gamble on their home computer, but Governor Chris Christie vetoed an earlier plan, fearing it would take gaming outside the confines of Atlantic City via internet cafes and the like.

The bill’s proponent, Union County State Senator Raymond Lesniak, says this new measure restricts activity to homes, no businesses.

“Our casinos would gain hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and we would take some of that revenue to supplement purses for the horse racing industry.”

That’s another idea Christie doesn’t like. But with 13,000 jobs at stake at the tracks, Lesniak believes the help is needed. Besides, his plan would also provide $55 million a year to the state treasury.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio

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  • Linda idea

    I would like to propose a win win for everyone, let’s do two things, in order to free the banks from bank owned property due to foreclosures let’s hire civil engineers as project managers to coordinate work with. Contractors on these homes to bring them up to move in condition and/or sale inspection condition and add on X thousands of dollars for revenue dollars and raffle these homes off tbis should be done nationwide and after the bank recovers all expenses the foreclosure is removed from the persons cred report. Also let’s raffle off cars over the NJ lottery adding in thousands to each vehicle for revenue to the state to pay NJ state employees. this is the up domino effect for the economy everyone wins the newspapers. Car dealers, banks employees, test it out. There are a lot of intelligent people who are unemployed this windfall would allow them to buy a franchise providing starter jobs for many people.

  • bottomline

    It’s interesting to see how laws are “for the good of the people,” one day, and the opposite is “good for the people,” the next day.
    It kind’a bothers me to think of the countless numbers of people whom were locked up for gambling over the years. The divine gods in hypocrite heaven are an industrious lot, devoted to collecting the bucks from the deer.

  • hadenoughuc

    Yeah lets put more people in debt by gambling .thats the answer.These are the idiots we vote in.

  • Peter

    As if my employees don’t waste enough time playing those Facebook games at work

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