NJ lawmakers push Internet, sports betting plan

(AP) - New Jersey lawmakers say they'll introduce legislation to allow instate Internet betting through Atlantic City's casinos, legalize sports betting if a federal ban

ATLANTIC CITY - (AP) - New Jersey lawmakers say they'll introduce legislation to allow instate Internet betting through Atlantic City's casinos, legalize sports betting if a federal ban is lifted and pump new money into the horse racing industry.

Democrats in the state Senate say they would legalize Internet betting from within New Jersey and let voters decide at the polls whether to approve sports betting.

They also want to offer new types of bets on horse races, expand the state's breeding development program and reduce expenses at the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park.

Other plans include giving the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority zoning and planning power over Atlantic City's casino zone and allow casinos with as few as 200 hotel rooms.

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