New Jersey Online Gambling Bill Goes To State Senate May 31st

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The State Senate of New Jersey will vote on a bill that would legalize and regulate online gambling within the Garden State on May 31st.

The bill, which was introduced by Senators Ray Lesniak and Jim Whelan had previously made it through the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee earlier this month.

If the bill is pushed through the senate, it is possible that it could be implemented by next fall.

The two lawmakers have organized the time of the vote to take into account absences of state politicians and to ensure that many of the state's Democrats will be at the session to increase the odds of the measure passing.

Recent moves by the state of Nevada to legalize online poker may persuade New Jersey politicians to pass the measure, as the state's gambling industry is hemorrhaging money.