NJ lawmakers pass Internet gambling bill (Update)
(AP)—New Jersey's Internet gambling law is now in Gov. Chris Christie's hands.
The state legislature passed a bill Tuesday that would legalize Internet gambling.
The changes include a 10-year trial period and higher taxes on casinos' online winnings.
Patrons would set up online accounts with one or more Atlantic City casinos, which would use special software to verify a player's age. Once the program is operational, which could take six months to a year, gamblers could play any game now offered in Atlantic City casinos, including electronic versions of slots and table games.
Online poker is expected to be big.
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