Christie signs gambling self-exclusion bill

Gov. Chris Christie has signed into law a bill that allows gamblers to ban themselves from casinos or gambling websites without having to admit they have a gambling problem.

The law applies to people who sign up and make the request.

Previously, anyone signing up for the self-exclusion list had to attest that they had a gambling problem.

Sponsors of the bill have said it will remove some of the stigma of signing up.

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New Jersey lets people choose whether the bans are for one year, five years or life. Nearly 1,600 names are on two lists, one for casino gambling and the other for Internet gambling. Names on the list aren’t made public.

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