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.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Bridgegate defendants Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni were 1 Bridge-Gate defendants to be sentenced today
The municipal court judge out of Fort Lee 2 Judge files official misconduct complaint against Gov. Christie
VIDEO: Defense closing arguments in Mall at Short 3 VIDEO: Defense closing arguments in Mall at Short Hills murder trial
Bridge-Gate defendant Bill Baroni leaves the Newark Federal 4 Prosecution rests in case against Bridge-Gate defendants
Undated photo of the New Jersey governor's mansion. 5 Lightning causes damage at governor's mansion; no injuries

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE