New Jersey poker bill reaches final stage
A New Jersey online poker bill is just one step away from becoming law.
Having previously made it through votes in the State Senate and State Assembly, the bill’s fate now lays in the hands of Governor Chris Christie. He has 45 days to make a decision regarding the bill, with his options being to pass it, veto it or conditionally veto it. A conditional veto would lead to the bill being sent back to the New Jersey legislature for changes to be made. If he does nothing at all before the 45 days elapse then the bill will pass into law without his signature.
The bill would allow residents of New Jersey to play online poker and other casino games legally on pre-determined websites. The sites would only be accessible to those living in New Jersey, meaning that residents would have to play games like poker against each other.