New Jersey residents who want to bet on sporting events while traveling will now be able to do so as a result of bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Eric Houghtaling and Valerie Vainieri Huttle, which permits residents to place wagers on horse races while physically present outside state borders.
Upon the bill (A-2355) being signed into law on Friday, Assemblyman Houghtaling (D-Monmouth) and Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) released the following joint statement:
“Allowing our residents to place their bets while traveling out of the state will help ensure New Jersey does not lose out on wagering revenue and that it will remain within our system. Just because our residents are taking a trip doesn’t mean they should have to miss out on the excitement of betting on their favorite sporting event. This law will allow New Jerseyans to remain a part of the action even if they aren’t currently within our state borders.”
The act, also sponsored by Republican Assemblyman Ronald Dancer, takes effect immediately.