Online Betting A Sure Thing In NJ With Christie’s Support

February 8, 2013 – In The News
Law360

Despite New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s recent veto of legislation that would allow people to place wagers on Atlantic City casino games over the internet, he has also expressed clear support for using online gambling to boost and modernize the state’s gaming industry.

Under new legislation, all Internet gaming would be deemed to take place in the city, and all equipment used in that gambling would have to be located there, excluding backup equipment.

“I think it would be truly an uphill battle to try and overturn this. I think they're on solid legal footing and this will go forward,” said Patrick Madamba Jr., an attorney with Fox Rothschild.

In 2011 when Christie vetoed similar legislation he accused lawmakers of creating a legal fiction by deeming all wagers to have originated in Atlantic City. Any effort to expand casino gambling outside of the city had to be backed by a public referendum, he said at the time.