New Jersey Online Gambling Bill Delayed, Still Possible By September

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A bill that would have legalized online gambling within New Jersey stalled in the state's Legislature last week, but the State Senator that proposed the bill is confident that it will eventually pass.

State Senator Ray Lesniak said that his online gambling bill was delayed until Wednesday of this week due to licensing technicalities from the Governor's office. The changes made it impossible to get the bill back through the State Assembly last week due to debate regarding the state's budget.

Lesniak was confident however that the bill would eventually be passed through to Governor Chris Christie's desk and that the Garden State could possibly begin licensing online operator by September. The State Senator's plan is currently to get the bill out of Committee and through the House and Senate before Mid-April.