This week, Ray Lesniak, senator of New Jersey has almost accomplished his objective of obtaining legalization bill for sports betting from both senate and Assembly of State. However, removal of mobile along with elements of internet from the bill had delayed this legalization process until starting of January. Although the progress of bill was doing well with legislative committees, on Thursday the measure was approved by General Assembly. There are almost no time for Senate approval before Lesniak takes the bill to Governor Chris Christie. Thus, this is possible only after 9th of January 2012 after the festive season.
As per Democrat member of General Assembly, John Burzichelli, “We are willing to have our casinos and racetracks for hitting ground running and if New Jersey has proved to be successful in ending illegal federal law, this would be a step towards the right direction. New Jersey must definitely remain at the front to accomplish the bill for achieving the goal”.