Lawmaker Tries Again For New Jersey Online Betting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A state senator is making a second go at bringing online betting to New Jersey.

Sen. Raymond Lesniak reintroduced a bill Thursday that Gov. Chris Christie previously vetoed out of concern it would harm the gambling district in Atlantic City.

Lesniak says he’s willing to make changes to address Christie’s concerns. A draft of the bill obtained by The Associated Press says all bets will have to be routed through Atlantic City casinos.

About a dozen other states are considering offering instate Internet gambling, even though federal law is hazy on the subject.

Lesniak wrote U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in July arguing that individual states have the legal authority to do it.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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