TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed into law the Internet gaming bill passed in the Legislature earlier today.
“I am pleased to say that today I signed New Jersey’s Internet Gaming Bill, opening the way for new opportunity to bolster our efforts to continue the revival of Atlantic City, its casinos and entertainment offerings,” he said in announcing the signing.
“This was a critical decision, and one that I did not make lightly. But with the proper regulatory framework and safeguards that I insisted on including in the bill, I am confident that we are offering a responsible yet exciting option that will make Atlantic City more competitive while also bringing financial benefits to New Jersey as a whole.
“I want to thank the sponsors for working quickly to include my recommendations to improve the bill.”
The original bill had been conditionally vetoed, and the Legislature incorporated Christie’s recommendations into the bill passed today.