New Jersey Senate Will Vote On Internet Gambling Bill On May 31st

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The New Jersey State Senate will be voting on a bill that would legalize intrastate online gambling on May 31st, State Senator Ray Lesniak announced this week.

The bill, which is titled AB2578, made its way through a House committee last week with a 3-1 vote, but will have some tough amendments added onto it.

One of the amendments is Section 37, which would ban any gambling firm that took bets after December 31st, 2006 from being licensed in the Garden State. That date is when the UIGEA was introduced as law in the United States.

Observers say that such an amendment will strengthen support for the measure among land casinos that wish to enter the online market.

So far a date for the state Assembly to vote on the measure has not been set.