New Jersey casinos could take online bets from other states or countries under a bill expected to move a step closer to approval Thursday.
A state Assembly committee will consider the bill and likely to send it to the full Assembly for a vote, possibly later this month.
New Jersey wants to become a national hub for online gambling, but serious obstacles remain. Gov. Chris Christie is concerned about its legality and there’s the possibility of unauthorized online backroom betting parlors popping up.
Supporters of horse racing want the state’s racetracks to be allowed to offer Internet gambling as well.
The bill has passed a Senate committee and is waiting for a full vote there.