And they're off! New Jersey state Sen. Raymond Lesniak said he will try to get a bill that will regulate online gambling in the Garden State through the Legislature and on Gov. Chris Christie's desk by next week.
The goal is to make New Jersey the national leader in online gambling, now that the federal government says in-state bets do not violate the law.
"We can be the Silicon Valley of Internet gaming," said Mr. Lesniak, a Democrat from northern New Jersey. "It's the wave of the future. It's going to come and we can be in the lead on it."