Adults who patronize Atlantic City’s casinos will soon be able to gamble at the pool, in their hotel rooms or while waiting in line at the buffet.
Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation increasing gambling options to include handheld devices.
Mobile gambling will be restricted to the casino property.
Assemblyman John Burzichelli of West Deptford, who co-sponsored the bill, says handheld gambling devices are a smart adaptation of technology by the casinos that will help keep them competitive in an increasingly crowded market.
Proponents say the mobile devices could provide a significant new revenue stream to struggling casinos.
Christie, who has backed efforts to make Atlantic City’s casinos more competitive, signed the bill into law privately without fanfare.