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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
signs bill legalizing Internet gambling

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/26/2013 11:26:24 PM

TRENTON, N.J. — Get ready for betting in your jammies, at work, from the kitchen table, or at the beach: New Jerseyans — and possibly many others — will soon be able to gamble over the Internet. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Tuesday legalizing Internet gambling, hours after the state legislature passed a revised bill that made the changes he wanted. They included setting a 10-year trial period for online betting, and raising the taxes on the Atlantic City casinos’ online winnings from 10 to 15 percent. New Jersey became the third state in the nation

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribicon, 2/26/2013 11:33:05 PM     (No. 9198182)

FTA: “This was a critical decision, and one that I did not make lightly,” Christie said.

Rimshot.

Anything to fund those government "workers" and union cronies! What´s next, legalized child prostitution ("Why hello, senator!")? Bear pits? Opium dens?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bluefindad, 2/26/2013 11:53:42 PM     (No. 9198196)

Does anybody keep track of how many people wind up as gambling addicts, spend their rent and their kid´s food money and wind up as public liabilities?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/27/2013 12:55:03 AM     (No. 9198238)

Is it really necessary to remind the current crop of politicians that there was once a time when leaders of both parties developed long-term revenues with legitimate, visionary infrastructure projects? Transcontinental railroads...interstate highway systems...state water systems...national aeronautics and space programs.

And now, these easy, sleazy addiction-enabling scams. Quick skimming of meager winnings with lots of losers and ultimately...no future.

Good grief, what pathetic losers we have as so-called leaders.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/27/2013 2:06:13 AM     (No. 9198274)

I didn´t know it was illegal.

If you have a couple $grand, you can open an online trading account with one of the discount stockbrokerage firms (lots of them). Gamble your brains out until the money is gone.

Nothing new here.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 2/27/2013 3:01:28 AM     (No. 9198296)

Christie is a RINO fraud.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 2/27/2013 3:26:53 AM     (No. 9198303)

Discommodate Christie.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 2/27/2013 4:26:55 AM     (No. 9198314)

I predict a new wave of prosperity for all New Jerseyans!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bevan, 2/27/2013 8:26:40 AM     (No. 9198553)

Yikes, Tony Soprano really got fat!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: civilservant, 2/27/2013 8:38:46 AM     (No. 9198580)

FTA:"and raising the taxes on the Atlantic City casinos’ online winnings"
Brilliant!! Because raising taxes has no impact whatsoever on a business´s long term planning........so, they have to get rid of some housekeeping staff, or some other low level employees......
I mean, AC is so NICE, who would mind a dirty room, hallways, rude overworked staff.....

Gosh, Politicians KNOW everything!!!!!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: rod reese, 2/27/2013 10:06:56 AM     (No. 9198752)

Christie is a moron. This is an idiotic decision. Brought to you by the man who thinks he wants to be president. Ever since his lovefest with B. Hussein Obama he lost my vote for anything.

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