Mobile gaming device bill advances

TRENTON – Horseracing enthusiasts can more conveniently place bets on special mobile gaming devices instead of waiting in line, after the Assembly unanimously passed a bill allowing such a convenience.

The bill, A2610, was sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer (R-14) of Plumstead, who believes that allowing the technological innovation at racetracks will help business.

According to the bill, the devices would allow patrons to place bets and receive information about wagers, outcomes and other information about racing, such as viewing live horse races on iPads or iPhones.

The bill stipulates that the mobile gaming devices would be permitted to operate in all indoor and outdoor areas of the racetrack, including specific areas of the Meadowlands complex, such as the American Dream.

Dancer said after the bill was released by the Assembly Gaming Committee that the bill provides “a modern twist” on how customers can place bets.

“This would be a major innovation to wagering on horse racing and make New Jersey a model on how to utilize various forms of Internet technology in horse racing,” he said at the time.

Dancer’s bill has bipartisan support from Assemblyman John Burzichelli and Assemblywoman Connie Wagner.

Mobile gaming device bill advances