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Internet Gambling Measure In New Jersey Hits A Snag

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By David Madden

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) - You’ll have to wait a little longer for internet gambling in New Jersey.

Plans were to fast track the measure through Senate and Assembly Committes today and have it on Governor Chris Christie’s desk by Monday. Instead, sponsors will reintroduce the plan next week when a new legislature is seated.

And word is it may require a voter referendum much like last November’s that gave approval to the concept of sports betting. There is a question about the measure’s constitutionality without such a vote and Governor Christie has insisted it would have to meet such muster before he signs it.

The idea is to allow personal online accounts with Atlantic City casinos for New Jersey residents only and they must be within the state while gambling.