BURZICHELLI ON CHRISTIE VETO OF INTERNET WAGERING BILL

Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-Salem/Cumberland/Gloucester), the prime sponsor of a bill that would have allowed Internet wagering in New Jersey, today released the following statement after Governor Christie vetoed the revenue-raising measure:

“I will review the veto, but I understand this is a complicated issue that raises many legal questions. Still, the reality is that Internet gaming is coming and we need to figure out a way to make it work to benefit Atlantic City casinos. I hope to work cooperatively on new legislation that ensures New Jersey remains competitive for years to come in all aspects of modern gaming.”

The bill (A-2570) would have allowed all games, including poker, that are played at a casino to be offered through Internet wagering.