Christie cites legal and constitutional reasons for gambling veto

    N.J. Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would legalize online gambling in the state. He cites “legal and constitutional concerns.”

    The Press of Atlantic City reports Christie fears the online system would pave the way for “cyber-gaming” cafes. Lawmakers plan to revise the legislation. The bill would allow Atlantic City’s casinos to set up an Internet system to handle bets from in-state residents. Supporters projected a $100 million boost in casino revenue.


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