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Christie again vetoes NJ’s Internet gambling law

February 7, 2013 • Business


Joggers run on the Atlantic City N.J. Boardwalk on Feb. 6, 2013, a day before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have allowed Internet gambling in his state. But Christie said he would sign a future bill that sets a 10-year trial period for Internet gambling, and increases the tax rate casinos would pay on their online winnings to 15 percent. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill Thursday that would have made New Jersey the third state to legalize gambling over the Internet, but he said he would sign it if it had a 10-year trial period and a higher tax rate on casinos.

It was the second time since 2011 that the Republican governor has vetoed an Internet-betting bill passed by the New Jersey Legislature. But the path Christie laid out toward winning his approval heartened supporters Login to read more

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