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    Default New Jersey renews push for online gambling

    New Jersey has been perhaps the leading state in terms of pushing online gambling legislation. In fact, the issue made it all the way to Gov. Chris Christie's desk before he vetoed legislation back in March. But that hasn't stopped lawmakers from pushing the issue in the legislature.

    From the Newark Star-Ledger:

    Christie’s opposition to gambling outside Atlantic City — at the Meadowlands and off-track wagering elsewhere in the state — has not stopped lawmakers from pushing for online gambling, sports wagering and video slots to respond to the challenges posed by the proliferation of legalized gambling in the other states.

    Two weeks ago, the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee heard testimony from casino and horse racing executives in support of sports betting.

    And Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union) recently renewed his pitch for online gambling after revising legislation vetoed by the governor.

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    I think it is good the legislation is being brought back.
    But when Christie vetoed the last bill, he said "it would break the state's constitutional limits that keep gambling in Atlantic City" and called online gaming, "convenience gambling". What has changed that would make Governor Christie sign the bill this time?
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