Christie says fantasy football doesn't count as gambling

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he thinks fantasy football doesn't amount to gambling and shouldn't be regulated.

Christie says fantasy football doesn't count as gambling

Christie says fantasy football doesn't count as gambling

TRENTON - Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he thinks fantasy football doesn't amount to gambling and shouldn't be regulated.

Christie responded in the negative to a question Monday on his regular radio interview program on 101.5 FM about whether fantasy football should be regulated.

The governor reiterated a position he staked out during a recent Republican presidential debate that it's a "ridiculous" question to ask candidates for president.

The governor's statement came the day Democratic state Sen. Jim Whelan said he planned to introduce a bill to regulate fantasy sports.

Christie calls a question originally posed during the CNBC debate to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush ridiculous in light of national security threats and the country's debt.

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