Christie again vetoes NJ's Internet gambling law

Feb 07, 2013 by Wayne Parry

(AP)—Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have made New Jersey the third state to legalize gambling over the Internet, but he says he will support such a law if it were put on a 10-year trial period.

His decision Thursday marked the second time since 2011 that the Republican governor has vetoed an Internet bill passed by New Jersey's legislature.

Christie wants the state to review online gambling after 10 years. He also wants the casinos' tax rate on Internet winnings raised to 15 percent, up from 10 percent.

Supporters, including Atlantic City's 12 , say allowing patrons to gamble online would have brought much-needed new revenue to the gambling halls and tax money to the state.

So far, Nevada and have legalized .

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