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Christie Defends New Jersey’s Successful Regulated Online Gambling Industry by Steve Ruddock

Last week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a resolution urging the Trump administration and Congress “to oppose measures and actions to prohibit states from authorizing and conducting Internet gaming.”

The resolution, AJR 137, had near unanimous support in both chambers. The state’s assembly passed it in a 75-0-1 vote. The Senate cleared it by a margin of 36-1.

Comments made by “beleaguered” Attorney General Jeff Sessions during his confirmation hearing were the impetus for the resolution. Sessions’ comments were not made in vacuum. They’re one piece of a larger puzzle put together by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson as he fights to institute a federal online gambling ban.

Thus far, the efforts have failed to gain any traction and myriad groups oppose a ban.

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